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Airbus profit soared to 4.2 billion euros in 2021 – Economy

With a net profit of 4.2 billion euros, Airbus is back in the green in 2021! And it does not intend to stop there… A sign that it considers the impact of the pandemic essentially behind it, the European aircraft manufacturer, which has delivered 611 commercial aircraft, is planning a sharp increase in its production and intends to deliver 720 aircraft in 2022 .

“Our attention has shifted from managing the pandemic to recovery and growth,” said its executive chairman Guillaume Faury, quoted in a press release.

The boss of the aircraft manufacturer attributes these “remarkable” results to the increase in deliveries of commercial aircraft (+8% compared to 2020), to the “good performance” of space and defense activities as well as to the helicopter division. and ‘focus on cost reduction and competitiveness’.

Deliveries are a reliable indicator of profitability in aerospace, with customers paying most of the bill when they take possession of the planes.

6,000 recruitments planned this year

From the start of the health crisis, Airbus had drastically reduced its production and announced 15,000 job cuts without layoffs – finally revised to nearly 10,000. The group, which employed 126,000 people at the end of 2021, plans to recruit at least 6,000 this year.

In 2021, revenue grew by 4% to 52.1 billion euros, “mainly reflecting higher deliveries of commercial aircraft, partly offset by less favorable exchange rates”, according to the aircraft manufacturer.

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