"Your unbounded confidence in the EU is quite touching. But lets see how this pans out before being quite so sure. Airbus have never made much money, over the past decade their return on assets has bounded between one and two and half percent, indicating that they are barely viable"
Airbus' viability or not is irrelevant. The UK alone will be f*ck*d by the US whenever there is a significant advantage. The UK as part of the EU is a completely different prospect. I worked ina an industry essentially created in the UK, destroyed by completely overt US action which simply passed a law that permission was required to by non-american product. The end result was that a US companies bought the Britich companies and patents at which point the law was repealed. This was before the EU gave us enough muscle to deter this sort of thing. It may be that you thing that this is not relevant or important but it is dishonest to claim the UK will negotiate on an equal footing with the US with respect to trade. We will not.