BAE Systems and EADS merger deal expected

An easyJet Airbus A319 aircraft at Filton Airport Credit: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A decision in expected today on the merger of one of the South West's biggest companies.

Defence contractor BAE Systems is in talks with the parent company of Bristol-based Airbus - European Aeronautic, Defence & Space (EADS). The firm, which has sites in Filton and Yeovil, says combining businesses with would create the world's biggest aerospace and defence company.

Read more about the merger here.

Advertisement

Today's top stories