European Aeronautic Defence and Space company (EADS) German CEO Tom Enders (L) and French director for strategy at EADS Marwan Lahoud (R) attend a meeting with French Minister of Economy, Finance and Foreign Trade Pierre Moscovici (not pictured) on December 6, 2012 in Paris. Lahoud, described the company's share restructuring announced late on December 5, which ends the ability of the French and German governments effectively to control the group, as a 'new birth.' AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen and Thomas Enders, CEO of Airbus, stand under an Airbus A400M transport plane at the ILA 2014 Berlin Air Show on May 21, 2014 in Schoenefeld, Germany. The ILA 2014 is open from May 20-25.
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King Felipe VI of Spain (R) receives Thomas 'Tom' Enders, chief executive officer of Airbus Group NV (L) at the Zarzuela Palace on December 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
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King Felipe VI of Spain (L) receives Thomas 'Tom' Enders, chief executive officer of Airbus Group NV, (R) at the Zarzuela Palace on December 17, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.
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President and CEO of Boeing Jim Albaugh, President Commercial Aviation at Embraer SA, Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, and President and CEO of Airbus Tom Enders sign the industry intitiative on sustainable bio fuels during the Aviation and Environment Summit on March 22, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Thomas Enders (C), President and CEO of Airbus, shakes hands with Li Hai, President of China Aviation Supplies Import and Export Company, and Li Xiaopeng, Chairman of the Industrial and Commerce Bank of China Leasing, after signing an agreement on the delivery of Airbus passenger planes to China at the Chancellery on June 28, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is visiting a variety of European countries and in Germany is participating in the first-ever German-Chinese government consultations.
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Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum (C), Chairman of Emirates airline, and Thomas Enders, CEO of European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, shake hands after signing an agreement confirming that Emirates is to purchase more Airbus A380 aircraft as German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) looks on at the ILA Berlin Air Show on June 8, 2010 in Berlin, Germany. Emirates will buy an additional 32 A380 aircraft, bringing its total A380 fleet to 90 aircraft.