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The winds of dwindling demand have buffeted the world’s second largest plane-maker. Low oil costs have persuaded airlines to stall upgrading their fleets to newer, more fuel-efficient models this year. The trend has adversely affected jet manufacturers, like Airbus and its century-old American rival Boeing. The French company set out with the expectation of reaching 650 orders by year-end. (Last year it sold more than 1,000.) By the time of the midyear Farnborough airshow—typically a sales extravaganza—Airbus had booked 380 orders, leaving a short runway to realize its goal. At the beginning of the year, the company opened Airbus Ventures in Silicon Valley, a $150 million venture capital arm that invests in technologies related to drones, satellites, security and big data.

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Thomas Enders
Aerospace & Defense
Aerospace and Defense
HQ Location
Leiden, Netherlands
Years on Global 500 List22

Airbus Group Rank History


Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$71,493-11.2%
Profits ($M)$2,991-3.8%
Assets ($M)$115,877-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$6,480-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues4.2%
Profits as % of Assets2.6%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity46.1%