Airbus posts 10% rise in first-half core profit

July 31, 2014 8:23 am

Airbus Group has posted a 10% increase in its first-half operating profit and reaffirmed its forecasts for the year, seeking to dampen concerns among some investors about the health of the commercial jetliner market, Reuters has reported. The Franco-German group also said it continued to study options for selling its 46% stake in French planemaker, Dassault Aviation, inherited from one of the mergers that led to the creation of Europe’s largest aerospace company.