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An Airbus A380 performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris on June 20, 2013. European aerospace group EADS is to change its name to Airbus and shake up its corporate structure as part of push to give its civil aviation division more prominence.
An Airbus A380 performs its demonstration flight during the 50th Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris on June 20, 2013. European aerospace group EADS is to change its name to Airbus and shake up its corporate structure as part of push to give its civil aviation division more prominence.
(Francois Mori/AP)

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EADS’ stake in rival hard to sell

Hedge fund TCI is singing to the choir in telling EADS NV to sell its stake in French peer Dassault Aviation. Tom Enders, EADS’ chief executive, has already indicated his desire to get rid of the aerospace group’s non-strategic minority holdings. Engineering an exit would be hard – but not impossible.