PARIS, Sept 27 Airbus Chief Executive Fabrice
Bregier said in an interview published on Thursday that it was
essential to stick to an October 10 deadline set by UK
regulators for a plan for the merger of its parent EADS with
Britain's BAE Systems.
"The importance is that opinions converge. The October 10
deadline may seem soon but it is absolutely necessary given the
environment," Bregier told the French daily Les Echos.
Germany and France have suggested the deadline for details
of the $45 billion tie-up of EADS and BAE Systems
could be too short, with both governments anxious to
safeguard their influence over Europe's biggest defence company.