A vote by Britain to exit the European Union would have "negative consequences" for the aerospace industry, Airbus CEO Tom Enders told CNBC on Monday, adding that the sector would lobby to prevent such an outcome.
At the International Paris Airshow, Enders cited a poll that showed most of the U.K.'s aerospace industries were opposed to the idea of a 'Brexit'—a term coined to describe how Britain might give up its membership in the 28 country union.
Enders said that more than 2/3 of the U.K.'s aerospace companies think leaving the E.U. "would have negative consequences for the industry and the U.K. I happen to believe that long term it would not be positive, certainly for the industry."
The CEO also stated that the sector "will lobby if it comes to it [during] a referendum." U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron recently vowed that he would put the issue of E.U. membership before the voters.