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Airbus profit up thanks to sale of Dassault Aviation

Paris, France - European planemaker Airbus says it has seen its profit jump in the first quarter thanks to the sale of a stake in rival Dassault Aviation, though its plane orders and deliveries fell slightly.


April 30, 2015
By The Associated Press

Airbus reported net profit of 792 million euros ($871 million) in the first quarter, compared with 439 million euros a year earlier.

Through the first three months of the year Airbus logged 101 net new orders for jetliners, compared with 103 a year ago, and 110 for chief rival Boeing in the first quarter of 2015. | READ MORE