FACTBOX-Bidders for Airbus factories

July 13 Fri Jul 13, 2007 11:14am EDT

July 13 (Reuters) - Following is a list of 14 companies which have submitted bids for Airbus EAD.PA factories as part of the company's restructuring, supplied by sources close to the talks. Airbus declined to comment.

In the first stage, Airbus is offering stakes of up to 100 percent in three factories that will be closely involved in composites research and production for its A350 airliner due in 2013.

They are Filton (Britain), Meaulte (France) and Nordenham (Germany).

These deals will include risk-sharing on composite development in the 10 billion euro ($13.77 billion) A350 plane project.

An exclusive negotiating partner for each plant will be selected by end-June.

The planemaker says it wants to sell three plants outright -- Laupheim (Germany), Varel (Germany) and Saint-Nazaire (France).

The 14 bidders are:

Class Voith

Diehl

EDAG Engineering + Design AG

GKN Aerospace (GKN.L)

Latecoere (LAEP.PA)

MaxCor Inc.

MT Aerospace (OHBG.DE)

Recaro Aircraft Seating

Saab (SAABb.ST)

Schaeffer

Segula Technologies

Spirit AeroSystems (SPR.N)

Stork VMFN.AS

Zodiac (ZODC.PA)

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