Airbus has reported excellent results for the first half of the year, with an operating profit that has reached 2.7 billion euros. Its forecasts are revised upwards, with deliveries now scheduled for 600 commercial aircraft , while the board of directors gave the green light to launch a cargo version of the A350 .
the sales consolidated companies of the European aircraft manufacturer increased in the first half by 30% to reach 24.6 billion euros (1st half 2020: 18.9 billion euros), “mainly reflecting the higher number of deliveries of ‘commercial aircraft than’ . A total of 297 commercial aircraft were delivered (H1 2020: 196 aircraft), including 21 A220s, 237 A320s, seven A330s, thirty A350s and two A380s. Revenues generated from Airbus’ commercial aircraft operations increased 42%, largely reflecting the increase in deliveries. Gross orders for commercial aircraft were 165 (H1 2020: 365 aircraft) with net orders for 38 aircraft after cancellations (H1 2020: 298 aircraft). L’ backward era6,925 commercial aircraft as at 30 June 2021.
Adjusted EBIT (operating profit) relating to Airbus’ commercial aircraft operations was € 2,291 billion (H1 2020: € -1,307 billion), “mainly due to delivery performance and the Company’s emphasis on control of costs and competitiveness “. Consolidated net profit was 2.231 billion euros , against a net loss in the first half of 2020 of -1.919 billion; published consolidated earnings per share is € 2.84 (net loss per share in the first half of 2020: – € 2.45).
“ These half-year results reflect commercial aircraft deliveries, our focus on cost control and competitiveness, and the good performance of the Helicopter and Defense and Space sectors. Although the Covid-19 pandemic is continuing, the numerous actions carried out by the teams have made it possible to obtain a solid performance in the first half. This allows us to improve our forecasts for 2021 even as we continue to face an unpredictable environment “Said Guillaume Faury, CEO of Airbus, in a press release. ” We are now working to ensure the rise of the A320 familytransforming the industrial system. In addition, following the approval of the Council, we are enhancing our product line with a cargo derivative of the A350 , responding to customer feedback for greater competition and efficiency in this market segment ”.