CEO Tom Enders says high-level review is assessing various strategic options
Airbus CEO Tom Enders wants Europe’s largest aerospace company to become a major player in the global drone industry. PHOTO:BLOOMBERG NEWS
Airbus Group SE wants to become a major player in the fast-growing global drone industry, said its chief executive, Tom Enders, after years of missteps by the European plane maker that have left rivals with the upper hand.
Airbus is no longer content to sit on the sidelines while rivals around the world capture burgeoning markets for military and commercial unmanned aircraft, Mr. Enders said Tuesday during an interview.
“It’s hard to imagine” Airbus eventually “not having a strong footing” in at least some of those businesses, he said, disclosing that a high-level management review is currently assessing various strategic options.