The huge corruption scandal threatening Airbus

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It is the biggest financial scandal since the Elf oil company affair 20 years ago. According to Mediapart's information the ongoing parallel French and British corruption investigations into the European aerospace and defence group Airbus are examining claims that hundreds of millions of hidden commissions were paid out in relation to the sale of jet airliners, allegations brought to light by the group's own internal probes. In the Elf affair, France's largest corruption scandal to date, some 300 million euros of funds were misappropriated.