Airbus, France to sign 'major industrial deal', Paris announces

PARIS (REUTERS) - French President Francois Hollande will meet Airbus president Fabrice Bregier on Monday to discuss "a major industrial deal", Mr Hollande's office said in a statement on Sunday.

"It's a new deal," said a source close to the Elysee presidential palace, who declined to give any details.

Industry sources have been expecting Airbus, part of European aerospace group Eads, to announce a significant order from an Asian buyer.

The deal will be signed at the launch of France's "Industry Week".