Airbus goup order intake jumped to 53.9 billion euros
The order book value rising to € 927 billion as of 30 June (year-end 2014: € 858 billion) taking into account a positive revaluation linked to the strengthening of the US dollar.
Airbus received 348 net commercial aircraft orders (H1 2014: 290 net orders), including 57 A330 Family aircraft. Demonstrating the continued strength of the commercial aircraft market, 421 firm orders and commitments were announced during the Paris Air Show. Airbus Helicopters received 135 net orders (H1 2014: 148 units), including 29 H175s.
Order intake by value rose 40 percent at Airbus Defence and Space, with strong momentum seen across business lines including additional Earth observation satellites and A330 MRTTs. In June, Defence and Space was selected by OneWeb to design and manufacture an initial 900 satellites.
Group revenues rose six percent to € 28.9 billion (H1 2014: € 27.2 billion), reflecting the strong delivery mix at Commercial Aircraft and strengthening US dollar. Commercial Aircraft’s revenues rose nine percent with 304 commercial airplanes delivered (H1 2014: 303 units), including 4 A350 XWBs and 13 A380s.
Helicopters’ revenues increased five percent, driven by government programmes and services activities which mitigated lower deliveries of 152 units (H1 2014: 200 units). Defence and Space’s revenues were stable despite the deconsolidation of launcher revenues with the creation of the Airbus Safran Launchers JV’s first phase. ■