PARIS (AFP) – European aerospace giant Airbus on Friday said its profits had nearly halved in the third quarter, as it ran into headwinds from adverse foreign exchange moves.
Airbus profits in the third quarter came in at 264 million euros ($329 million), a drop of 41 per cent compared to the same period the previous year.
Turnover was stable however at 13.3 bilion euros, the group said.
“In the third quarter of 2014, net income was reduced by negative foreign exchange revaluation on US dollar liabilities,” the group said in a statement.
Over the first nine months of the year, net profit was up 16 per cent to 1.4 billion euros, prompting the group to maintain their forecasts for this year and next year.
“An improved operational performance drove revenues and profitability higher over the nine months of 2014,” said Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders.