Airbus reports growth in Q3, eyes to deliver 700 aircraft

European aircraft maker Airbus on Friday announced a rise in net profits in the third quarter, saying it achieved a “solid” financial performance despite a “complex” environment.

The company’s net profit increased year-on-year by 65 per cent between July and September to 667 million euros. Its turnover climbed by 27 per cent to 13.3 billion euros in the same period.

Despite difficulties with suppliers, which have been disrupted since the Covid-19 pandemic, Airbus still expects to deliver around 700 aircraft in 2022, including more than 260 in the last three months of the year.

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Airbus On Track To Deliver 700 Aircraft In 2022; Airbus net profit up 65% in third quarter.

Deliveries of aircraft are a reliable indicator of profitability in the aerospace sector as clients pay most of their bill when they receive the planes.

Airbus chief executive Guillaume Faury welcomed a “solid” financial performance in the first nine months of the year despite a “complex operating environment”.

He highlighted the “fragile” nature of supply chains following the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, energy supply issues and constrained labour markets.

The firm will maintain its goal of achieving an adjusted operating profit of 5.5 billion euros in 2022 and expects a higher cash flow, reflecting the strength of the dollar against the euro.

(With inputs from DECCANHERALD)