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After merger collapse, fractured Europe faces new battle over Airbus

A new Airbus A380 airliner for Lufthansa is ready to leave the paintshop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, in this February 5, 2010 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Christian Charisius

A new Airbus A380 airliner for Lufthansa is ready to leave the paintshop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, in this February 5, 2010 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Christian Charisius

A new Airbus A380 airliner for Lufthansa is ready to leave the paintshop hangar at the Airbus facility in Finkenwerder near Hamburg, in this February 5, 2010 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Christian Charisius
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The vertical tail section of the first Airbus A350 is seen on the final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles/Files

The vertical tail section of the first Airbus A350 is seen on the final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles/Files

The vertical tail section of the first Airbus A350 is seen on the final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles/Files
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REFILE CHANGING SLUG A view shows the Airbus engineering headquarters in Toulouse, southwestern France October 23,2012. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles

REFILE CHANGING SLUG A view shows the Airbus engineering headquarters in Toulouse, southwestern France October 23,2012. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles

REFILE CHANGING SLUG A view shows the Airbus engineering headquarters in Toulouse, southwestern France October 23,2012. REUTERS/Jean-Philippe Arles
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Roger Beteille, referred to as the "Father of Airbus", attends the inauguration ceremony of the Airbus A350 final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Jean-Philippe Arles

Roger Beteille, referred to as the "Father of Airbus", attends the inauguration ceremony of the Airbus A350 final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Jean-Philippe Arles

Roger Beteille, referred to as the "Father of Airbus", attends the inauguration ceremony of the Airbus A350 final assembly line in Toulouse, southwestern France, in this October 23, 2012 file picture. REUTERS/Files/Jean-Philippe Arles
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Chief Executive Thomas Enders of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) addresses a news conference at the exhibition ground of the ILA 2006 Berlin Air Show at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in this May 16, 2006 file picture. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files

Chief Executive Thomas Enders of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) addresses a news conference at the exhibition ground of the ILA 2006 Berlin Air Show at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in this May 16, 2006 file picture....more

Chief Executive Thomas Enders of the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) addresses a news conference at the exhibition ground of the ILA 2006 Berlin Air Show at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in this May 16, 2006 file picture. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/Files
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