• AN AIRBUS BELUGA ARRIVING AT AN AIRFIELD NEAR BROUGHTON, NORTH WALES. PIC/SHUKOR YUSOF
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    Airbus’ Brexit ultimatum

    In a letter (click here) to Britons on January 24, Airbus CEO Tom Enders issued a warning to the denizens of the British Isles. There was one topic that was making the German, a fearless former paratrooper and staunch European, worried. “Brexit,” he wrote, “is threatening to destroy a century of development based on education, research and human capital.” The United Kingdom has the second biggest aerospace sector in the world, after the United States. In 2016 turnover was over GBP30 billion (USD39.5 billion), including at least GBP27 billion in exports. Britain has the third largest aviation network globally, behind the US and China. By 2050, some 450 million passengers…