Friday, May 31, 2013

Enders ups Airbus sales goal

Airbus is on course to sell more than 800 aircraft in 2013, beating its initial order target by more than 100 units. That's what Tom Enders, chief executive of Airbus parent EADS, told shareholders Wednesday, according to Reuters. His words come less than three weeks before the Paris Air Show, traditionally a robust ordering period for Airbus. Airbus broke ground in April on a $600 million final assembly line in Mobile, Ala. It will build the A320 family of jetliners. (Sources:, 05/30/13, Reuters, 05/29/13)