Airbus' full-year earnings surged in 2015. Its order books have never been so full, but the group says operating profit will stagnate this year as production costs increase.
The European aircraft manufacturer has never faced as much upheaval as it does today. At Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, there is much uncertainty, but many also see opportunities. DW's Andreas Spaeth reports.
The 2017 financial result of Airbus has beaten market expectations as the European aerospace giant reported stronger earnings on rising deliveries. But charges on some of its problem aircraft tarnished the performance.
After weeks of turmoil and months of speculation, Airbus CEO Tom Enders says he will indeed step down when his term ends, leaving the door open for a breath of fresh air for the beleaguered company.
German prosecutors have ordered Airbus to pay €81 million to settle an investigation into alleged corruption. The long-running probe concerns the firm's multi-billion euro sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria.
© 2018 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version