prospect of a worst-case scenario in which state help becomes
necessary was raised in crisis talks on Monday between Germany's
economy ministry and aviation industry representatives including
Franco-German-led Airbus, they said.
The type of any government support, and how widely it would be
distributed, was not discussed in detail, but most likely
options include efforts to promote liquidity such as
state-guaranteed credits, one source said.
"We are having regular dialogues with our home nation
governments which are all non-public in nature which is why we
do not comment on them," an Airbus spokesman said. The German
economy ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
(This story has been refiled to read "sources" in headline)
(Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach, Christian Kraemer and Klaus
Lauer; additional reporting by Tim Hepher; editing by Jason
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