Airbus increased (29-Jan-2010) the list price of all its aircraft by an average of 5.8%, the first increase since Jan-2008, and applies for all new aircraft from the beginning of Jan-2010. An ongoing US Dollar weakness, an increased cost of materials as well as commodities are all factors in the decision. [more]
Airbus: “We have tried to keep prices down for as long as we can. However, even with record aircraft deliveries and impressive orders in recent years, the continuing strength of the Euro against the US Dollar and the ongoing financial challenges ahead have forced us to take action,” John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers. Source: Airbus, 29-Jan-2010.