deliveries of the aircraft manufacturer have been strongly slowed down since the beginning of the year due to problems with the engines (Pratt and Whitney of its A320neo ( AFP/Archives / FRANCOIS NASCIMBENI )
during The first nine months of the year, the group shows a profit of 1.81 billion euros, down 4.5% compared to 2015 (usd 1.9 billion). It maintains its earnings outlook for 2016.
“For the last few months of the year, we remain totally focused on delivery to achieve our goals of profit and cash,” said the CEO of Airbus Group Tom Enders, quoted in a press release, on the occasion of the presentation of the results of the first nine months of the year.
deliveries of the aircraft manufacturer have been strongly slowed down in the beginning of the year due to problems with the engines (Pratt and Whitney of its A320neo and difficulties with the supply chain for the A350.
On the segment helicopters, the panel noted that the turnover of this division declined 3%, reflecting a higher proportion of light helicopters and a decrease in the number of flight hours for commercial services”.
in Marignane, headquarters of Airbus Helicopters, the directorate announced on Wednesday that the central works council (CEC) a plan of 582 departures, spread over its two sites in Marignane and Paris, in 2017 and 2018, in order to cope with the economic downturn.
Airbus Helicopters employs 9.200 people in France, including 8.500 in Marignane.
“If he escapes to summary dismissals, it is already a lesser evil, the situation is very serious in the business”, said to AFP Patrice Pétetin, a trade union delegate central FO (majority), adding that discussions would be initiated with the management to “there are no people, non-volunteers who went”.
“When there is a decrease [in activity] that is on the side of profits and shareholders, that he would have to go looking for money, not cutting jobs”, regretted for his part, François Roche, delegate CGT.
On the site of the factory of Airbus Helicopers in Brasov, Romania, September 13, 2016 ( POOL/AFP/Archives / ALEX NIKODIM )
In a sector that is already weak, Airbus Helicopters has recorded several hits hard run with the breach by the Warsaw negotiations with France concerning the sale of 50 helicopters, multi-role, Caracal and the flight ban that was nailed to the ground during four months of its Super Puma decided by the european Agency of air security (EASA) following a fatal accident at the end of April in Norway.
- Backlog robust -
At the group level, the turnover is stable at 42.7 billion euros (43 billion euros in 2015) and the Ebit (operating profit) amounted to € 2.4 billion against $ 2.8 billion for the same period in 2015.
due to delays In deliveries of engines Pratt and Whitney, only 15% of all the aircraft medium-haul A320 aircraft to be delivered will versions remotorisées (Neo, new engine option, which consume less kerosene), while the target announced in the beginning of the year was 20%, said at a press conference call Harald Wilhelm, chief financial officer of the group.
The group also stressed “the robustness of order intake” in spite of a sharp decrease compared to 2015.
In all, Airbus has received 380 orders net of commercial aircraft at the end of September, compared to 815 for the same period in 2015.
The military transport aircraft A400M at the show in the sky “Airpower 16″ on the 2nd September 2016 at Zeltweg, in Austria ( APA/AFP/Archives / ERWIN SCHERIAU )
the total value of The order backlog is of 986 billion euros at 30 September.
in addition, 11 military transport aircraft A400M have been delivered, according to Airbus, which highlights “significant progress on the industrial plan, development of military capabilities, and governance of the programme”, while stating that “the general situation of the programme remains a challenge”.
in The first half, the manufacturer has had to pass a provision of more than a billion euros on this program, which is undergoing since its launch in 2003 to delays and additional costs and, more recently, has had a problem with the housing of the transmission from the engine.
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