31-Jul-2013 3:38 PM

EADS sees strong commercial momentum for Airbus in 1H2013

EADS stated (30-Jul-2013) Airbus saw strong commercial momentum in 1H2013, with 758 gross commercial aircraft orders, including 65 additional A350XWB. Airbus’ production ramp-up and favourable pricing in deliveries are driving revenue and improvement in operating results. The company celebrated the maiden flight of the A350 XWB, with the flight test programme now underway. Challenges ahead are to ensure maturity and ramp-up in line with commitments to customers. EADS outlined the following priorities for Airbus commercial activities:

  • Maintain world leadership in all commercial aircraft segments;
  • Pursue A350 and A320neo Families development to meet entry into service targets;
  • Ensure serial programme deliveries on time, quality and cost;
  • Strengthen supply-chain performance to flexibly capture growth;
  • Enforce worldwide presence in all strategic markets;
  • Deploy value-added service solutions;
  • Foster innovations to address industry challenges. [more - original PR]

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