"Airbus /Safran /JV: Launching competition into space"* In a nutshell : In the Airbus /Safran/JV case, the Commission looked at the space industry. Several commitments were imposed to alleviate foreclosure concerns of competitors. One of the vertical concerns identified required the structural exclusion of one of Safran's activities from the JV. The European Space Agency has an important role in the monitoring of the commitments. 1. Introduction In November 2014, the Commission cleared the joint-venture between aerospace companies Airbus and Safran, subject to several conditions . Airbus and Safran set up a 50/50 joint venture (the JV) to which they both contributed their respective activities in space launchers, satellite subsystems and missile propulsion. The transaction took
The EU Commission imposes several commitments to alleviate vertical competition concerns in the space industry (Airbus / Safran)
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