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Ex-AIA president John Douglass returns to office?

John Douglass is a retired US Air Force general, former assistant secretary of the navy, former president of the Aerospace Industries Association and an ardent Democrat. In talking to him this morning about Airbus’ ethics, I also asked him if he was looking for a job in the Obama administration.“I workedhard in the Democratic side […]

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Are Airbus’ ethics now in question?

Airbus’ now-public intelligence brief about the 787 must raise some questions about the company’s code of ethics. Of course, collecting intelligence on a competitor is not unethical — it’s smart, and all companies do it. But there are lines and standards. As a competitor, Airbus’ practice of re-publishing Boeing’s clearly-marked proprietary data — even internally […]

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