16 January 2015

A350 XWB program not profitable for next 4 years.

Airbus expects its A350 program to be profitable from 2019 before becoming a prime source of profits, said Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier a day after its first delivery of the aircraft to Qatar Airways.

 Source: Airbus

"We think it will become profitable towards the end of the decade, so towards 2019," Bregier said on RTL radio. "From then, it will be one of the biggest contributors to Airbus' profitability."

Source: Airbus

The A350 was developed at a cost of 11 billion euros ($13.45 billion) and is designed to compete with the twin-engined Boeing 787 and 777 models.

“Airbus CEO says A350 program to be profitable by 2019” published in Reuters.

1 comment:

  1. Initially the A380 program was supposed to be profitable very quickly too.