FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A worst-case state of affairs Brexit would have an effect on Airbus’s (AIR.PA) websites not solely in Britain but in addition in the remainder of Europe, board member Tom Williams has informed the German journal Der Spiegel.
A emblem of Airbus is pictured on the entrance of the company’s supply heart in Colomiers close to Toulouse, France, July 10, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau – RC150EF91E70
For Airbus, which makes the wings for its passenger jets in Britain, that worst-case state of affairs would happen if Britain was now not a part of the EU aviation security certification company, EASA, which provides planes and components approvals in order that they will fly.
“The only thing that we can prepare for is the worst-case scenario. In that event, sites not only in Britain would be affected but also, for instance, Hamburg and Toulouse,” the journal quoted him as saying in a pre-release revealed on Friday.
The planemaker stated in July it was activating its Brexit contingency plans because the British government’s technique for leaving the European Union gave the impression to be “unravelling”.
Reporting by Maria Sheahan; enhancing by Thomas Seythal and Kevin Liffey