DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar Airways backs the proposed $45 billion merger of EADS EAD.PA and BAE Systems (BAES.L), the Gulf carrier’s chief executive said on Tuesday, arguing a combined entity would make better products.
Airbus parent EADS and BAE Systems are battling to save their tie-up, which would create a European aerospace and defense giant, amid competing government interests.
“It will make them strong,” Akbar Al-Baker said. “They’re coming back together because staying apart was not in their best interest. They can provide better products and customer service together.”
Reporting by Regan Doherty; Editing by David Holmes