Airbus raises forecast to 800 orders in 2013

29th May 2013, Comments 0 comments

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus increased Wednesday its forecast for new aircraft orders this year from 700 to over 800, its owner EADS said.

"Based on a current order intake of 514 gross commercial aircraft orders at the end of April 2013 and strong commercial activity, EADS is now expecting new gross orders to be comfortably above 800 aircraft in 2013," said the aerospace and defence manufacturer in a statement.

Earlier this month EADS reported a near doubling of first-quarter net profit to 241 million euros ($312 million) due to the strong performance by its main subsidiary Airbus.

© 2013 AFP

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