Airbus SE reported Nine-Month (9m) 2019 consolidated financial results and provided full-year guidance.
Gross commercial aircraft orders totalled 303 (9m 2018: 311 aircraft), including 20 A330neos and 22 A350 XWBs in the third quarter alone, with net orders of 127 aircraft (9m 2018: 256 aircraft).
The order book stood at 7,133 commercial aircraft as of 30 September 2019. Net helicopter orders of 173 units (9m 2018: 230 units) included 12 H135s in the third quarter. Airbus Defence and Space’s order intake by value totalled € 6.1 billion, with third quarter bookings supported by key contract wins in Space Systems.
Consolidated revenues increased to € 46.2 billion (9m 2018: € 40.4 billion), mainly driven by higher deliveries, a favourable mix and foreign exchange rate development.
A total of 571 commercial aircraft were delivered (9m 2018: 503 aircraft), comprising 33 A220s, 422 A320 Family, 34 A330s, 77 A350s and 5 A380s. Airbus Helicopters delivered 209 units (9m 2018: 218 units) with its stable revenues supported by growth in services and reduced by programme phasing.
In September, the 1,000th Super Puma helicopter was delivered. Higher revenues at Airbus Defence and Space were mainly driven by Military Aircraft activities.
Airbus’ EBIT Adjusted increased sharply to € 3,833 million (9m 2018: € 2,340 million), largely driven by the A320 ramp-up and NEO premium, progress on the A350 financial performance and foreign exchange improvement which already materialised in H1 2019.
Consolidated EBIT (reported) increased to € 3,431 million (9m 2018: € 2,683 million), including Adjustments totalling a net € -702 million. These Adjustments comprised: