We can say that the decision on whether we will bid will likely be made within the next two to three weeks, Thomas Enders, chief executive of EADS's Airbus aircraft division, was quoted as saying by Financial Times Deutschland on Monday.
The Pentagon has asked us to examine whether we want to make a bid, this time in a prime contractor role, Enders added.
The Pentagon said on Tuesday it remains in active talks with EADS on extending the May 10 deadline for aerial tanker bids, while Boeing Co
Northrop Grumman Corp
(Reporting by Christoph Steitz)