Paris' Dassault Aviation, Airbus reach tentative deal on European FCAS fighter jets

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Paris' Dassault Aviation, Airbus reach tentative deal on European FCAS fighter jets

Airbus SE, the Leiden, Netherlands-based Europe’s flagship aerospace company that snapped up the global aviation industry crown from US-based Boeing Co. back in the 2019s, had reached a tentative deal with its Paris-based French industrial partner Dassault Aviation on a FCAS (Future Combat Air System) fighter jet project, unshackling weeks of gridlock over workshare alongside other scorching issues, a French weekly financial newspaper La Tribune had reported later this week citing an unnamed person familiar with the accord.

On top of that, the La Tribune report had also quoted sources as saying that the agreement between Airbus and Dassault on a European FCAS project, in effect would lay off the groundworks for resumption of talks at a political level between three large backers of the project, Germany, France and Spain.

Nonetheless, while being asked over the La Tribune report, neither Airbus nor Dassault had agreed to comment.

Airbus reaches tentative deal with Dassault on Europe’s FCAS project

In point of fact, Europe’s FCAS (Future Combat Air System) project has long been emerged as a critical regional security vendetta which is expected to replace Dassault’s’ Rafale alongside German-Spanish Eurofighter with a combination of unmanned and manned assault aircrafts in less than two decades.

If truth is to be told, the origin of Europe’s FCAS project was rooted back in the 2017s, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel alongside his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron had first floated the issue, but deep political differences and corporate disagreements led to a ruin of the program.

Nonetheless, although Airbus SE, the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer, had reached an accord with Dassault on Europe’s FCAS fighter jet program, a joint proposal would still face a flurry of outstanding stumbling blocks including intellectual property rights, said Dassault Chief Eric Trappier later last month.