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Bas Lansdorp - Mars

Buying into Mars One, is buying into content, while buying into Boeing or Airbus is buying into technology. I think that throughout last 30 years, we see that content has become more valuable. High impact content like the Olympics, Formula 1 and big[...]

Mathias Thomsen - Airbus Group

The four main technology areas that we are looking at right now at Airbus is connectivity, it's electrification, it's autonomy and it's how we can create new mobility solutions. And when we start thinking about that and realize that here at the auto[...]

Mathias Thomsen - Airbus Group

I think it will be incredible. You're in your capsule, you don't have to go in and out, it's integrated, it's seamless, it will be the most pleasant way of getting around town, getting to the airport. I think it will be irresistibly nice. It's not s[...]

Hardus Greyling

Our machine is unique and the only one in the world. We have developed new technologies and patents which allows us to upscale the additive process to go significantly faster and significantly larger than other systems.

Terry Wohlers

It looks like the people at Aerosud CSIR are on track and making very good progress toward carving out a slice of what is set to become a 3D printing market valued at tens of billions of dollars.

Hans Peter Doskozil

The criminal procedure thus enters a new phase.

Ben Marcus

This round is all about finding a set of partners to help us globalise.

Ben Marcus

This round is all about finding a set of partners to help us globalize.

Alan Joyce - Qantas

In the international market, conditions are challenging. As travellers are very much aware, cheaper oil has led to strong capacity growth on international routes - pushing fares down and impacting all major airlines.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We have a particular concern in the military area, that is with our transport aircraft the A400M where we took a charge from the entire year of $2.2 billion… that hurts for sure. But it does not destroy, so to say, the underlying story of the improv[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

It won't be a walk in the park. The challenges on engine front are still there. Pratt & Whitney has to make a huge effort to further improve.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We cannot go on like that. This is unacceptable and puts a huge burden on Airbus and we need to do something about it.

Chloe Lemarie - Mainfirst Bank

I am not sure that the states will agree to put their hands in their pockets once again.

Richard Aboulafia - Teal Group

It is a move away from the traditional managers, cheerleaders and engineers towards the bottom line-focused crowd.

Hans Peter Doskozil

As defense minister, I consider it my duty to report facts relevant for criminal prosecution and to claim compensation for the Austrian taxpayers' damage. This is what we did today.

Jacques Rocca

Museums are not just about preserving the past; they are also a window on the future.

Goh Choon Phong

Today's major order for widebody aircraft enables us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, providing the SIA Group with additional expansion opportunities to ensure that we retain our industry-leading position. We are continuing t[...]

Shukor Yusof

What's working for them is that they have very deep pockets and they are putting some of that money to replace fleet and also looking at new destinations.

Michael O'Leary - Ryanair

We would be very happy to buy and fly Airbus. They're equally good aircraft. The main reason for our purchase decisions is which can we get cheaper.

Marwan Lahoud - Airbus Group

With the creation of one single Airbus, we finally accomplished the ultimate merger. Now, it's time for me to move on and I am now looking forward to embracing new challenges.

Christian Scherer - ATR

Do I as ATR have the ambition to continue to introduce new features, new airplanes, new products to grow? Absolutely. I am happy to see that we have one shareholder who is of the same opinion. The other one is exercising a perfectly rational busines[...]

Christian Scherer - ATR

If you want to take a more conservative stance, and I can imagine myself in the shoes of both shareholders, there is nothing wrong with ATR today. It is a very nice franchise and profitable contribution and we don't see any chess moves that should f[...]

Christian Scherer - ATR

My personal view is that a larger ATR is a question of when rather than if.

Gary Locke

Chinese airlines do not have to buy Boeing planes, they can buy Airbus. The list goes on and on, and that will cost American jobs, good paying jobs.

Christian Scherer - ATR

We have concluded the negotiations and we should sign the contract imminently.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

One hundred years ago, urban transport went underground, now we have the technological wherewithal to go above ground. We are in an experimentation phase, we take this development very seriously. With flying, you don't need to pour billions into con[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

If we ignore these developments, we will be pushed out of important segments of the business.

Farhad Parvaresh - Iran Air

Everything has been done according to the international regulations and rules up to now. We hope that nothing special happens to end this contract.

Akbar Al Baker - Qatar Airways

We are still talking to CFM.

John Leahy - Airbus Group

I think that whether or not Trump would have done this deal had he been president is immaterial. The fact is the deal was done, it looks like the Iranians are honouring the deal, these aren't military aircraft, they're civil aircraft, it improves sa[...]

John Leahy - Airbus Group

If you ask me whether I'll be worried about China five years from now, I'd say no, 10 years from now I'd say no. But if you ask me if I'd be worried about China as a competitor 20 years from now I would tell you that China will be one of the big thr[...]

John Leahy - Airbus Group

Right now we are overbooked and if I don't get some deferrals someone will be unhappy.

Farhad Parvaresh - Iran Air

We are very optimistic we can finalize it in January or so.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

We will continue to ramp up. As of today, we will be above 700 deliveries.

Reza Jafarzadeh

The registration has been done, and the delivery should be by the end of the week.

Rob Stallard - Vertical Research Partners

What we'll be interested to hear is whether (Airbus and Boeing) expect orders to continue to decline in 2017 at the same time that they are raising production.

Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan

The final version of the contract will be reviewed, and if there is no problem, it will be signed by both sides.

Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan

The final round of talks will be held with ATR representatives (next) week and we expect the IranAir contract to be signed ... in the following week. The purchase of 20 planes has been finalised and Iran may buy 20 more planes.

Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan

Boeing has announced that its IranAir contract is worth US$16.6 billion. However, considering the nature of our order and its choice possibilities, the purchase contract for 80 Boeing aircraft is worth about 50 percent of that amount. The final roun[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

This is a landmark agreement not only because it paves the way for Iran Air's fleet renewal. Our overall accord includes pilot training, airport operations and air traffic management so this agreement is also a significant first step in the overall [...]

Farhad Parvaresh - Iran Air

The nominal value of the contract for purchase of 118 planes from Airbus is $25 billion dollars, but the Airbus proposal to sell A380 has been cancelled so that the value of the contract with Iran Air will not exceed $10 billion.

Abbas Akhoundi

We expect the final contract to be signed this (coming) week.

Johannes Dumrese

We are still in the very early stages of the process. I cannot say anything about the timing.

Ali Rabii

The deal has been finalised with Airbus to buy seven planes. The delivery of the planes will start in May.

Farhad Parvaresh - Iran Air

We are now negotiating over the financing of the first three planes... We are trying to get first five airbus planes before March 2017.

Morten Eek - Statoil

It doesn't matter what the Aviation Authority says. We can specify the helicopter type we want to use and we have already built up capacity with a different helicopter, the Sikorsky S-92.

Morten Eek - Statoil

We have no plans to use this helicopter ever again, even if Norwegian authorities decides to lift the ban.

Mark Dunkerley - Hawaiian Airlines

We just don't have many routes that are big enough and thick enough to be able to sustain an aircraft of that capacity.

Mark Dunkerley - Hawaiian Airlines

Our North America-to-Hawaii business is very strong at the moment, and we're seeing a lot of (last-minute) bookings for the Hawaii vacation out of North America. Leisure is the business to be in.

Greg Cope

These Turkish Airlines aircraft offer an operator the ability to quickly supplement capacity or test markets.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

With these leaner structures, we will improve performance and teamwork across Airbus. Therefore, the integration will ultimately strengthen Airbus in its ability to ensure future competitiveness and to remain a global leader in the aerospace industr[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

This WTO battle is a battle of the past which benefits only the armies of lawyers both sides employ. I continue to think that the only way out of the ridiculous series of disputes initiated by the US is to agree on a set of globally applicable rules[...]

Cecilia Malmström - European Trade

We expect the U.S. to respect the rules, uphold fair competition, and withdraw these subsidies without any delay.

Tim D. Neale - The Boeing Company

We are really the only party that can credibly come up with a figure.

Cecilia Malmström - European Trade

Today's WTO ruling is an important victory for the EU and its aircraft industry. The panel has found that the additional massive subsidies of USD 5.7 billion provided by Washington State to Boeing are strictly illegal. We expect the US to respect th[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

It is clear that when you restructure your group you lose a bit of focus on your customers and your operations, and Airbus went through that in the past, so I believe that Rolls will manage through these difficult times and become stronger.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

I am more confident than I was at the end of June. We are now really in the ramp-up phase so we target 50 aircraft this year, or very close to it.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

I am more confident than I was at the end of June.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

The objective has not changed. I visited the final assembly line last Tuesday and they are still working on 50 this year.

Didier Evrard

We will progressively equip them with engines. The engines are now flowing: not at the pace we would have planned a year ago, but they are flowing and you will see a lot of deliveries until the end of the year.

Didier Evrard

It has improved, but it is not where it should be and we are watching them very carefully.

Didier Evrard

I have already cancelled my holidays.

Jean-Marc Escourrou

We should exceed 1,000 job reductions.

Nick Cunningham

The category killer has been the 777-300ER and the A350-1000 fits there. The question is where the market is?: The sweet spot may not be the largest aircraft, but manufacturers don't yet know.

David Mortlock

The licenses can be withdrawn at any moment... so long as they're not required by legislation, which is a very small number.

John Kirby

It's very much in keeping with our commitment to meeting our obligations under the JCPOA. There's no final push.

Raheel Ahmed

Boeing 777X would be a good option.

Tim Clark - Emirates

I will be asking Airbus a few questions as to how this could have happened.

Rodin Lyasoff - Airbus Group

In as little as 10 years, we could have products on the market that revolutionize urban travel for millions of people.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

I'm no big fan of Star Wars, but it's not crazy to imagine that one day our big cities will have flying cars making their way along roads in the sky. In a not too distant future, we'll use our smartphones to book a fully automated flying taxi that w[...]

Rodin Lyasoff - Airbus Group

Many of the technologies needed, such as batteries, motors and avionics are most of the way there.

David Flynn - Business Traveller

You can spend money on brand new aircraft with decent business class seats, such as China Southern's (Airbus) A380.

Akbar Al Baker - Qatar Airways

I don't think we will get them. That's why we ordered Boeing, which we will start getting next year, to fill the gap with the Airbus deliveries.

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

I think market participants can expect that if EASA lifts (the ban), then it is good enough to resume.

Michael Schreyoegg

The business unit has beaten previous quarterly records four times in a row.

Antoni Macierewicz

There is no guarantee for 6,000 jobs for Poland in return for handing over 13.5 billion zlotys ($3.4 billion) to an international corporation ... in any of the documents, and I have looked into them very carefully.

Kazimierz Plocke

The turmoil around multi-role helicopters means chaos and helplessness and harm for the Polish army.

Antoni Macierewicz

The Anti-Corruption Bureau will now be looking into these documents.

Beata Perkowska

The talks concern buying helicopters in the framework of an urgent operational need declared by the armed forces of the Republic of Poland.

Ken Herbert

While pushback on the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have some implications for aircraft sales into the Asia region, we do not view this as a significant risk. Some speculate that the lack of the TPP could ultimately help Airbus gain share as the p[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

In 2020 we will deliver more planes than Boeing again.

Antoni Macierewicz

The contract was geared towards the French producer and disregarded the Polish producer. There is a question of compensation here which Poland should seek.

Alain Flourens

The A380 still has a place in the Airbus product portfolio.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

The controversial and contradictory declarations of the Polish government over the course of this procurement proceedings created the impression of unprecedented confusion. Airbus wanted to invest in Poland big time and we wanted to contribute to bu[...]

Beata Szydło

We are doing what is being done by all other countries which protect national interests. For Poland, it is important we buy equipment here, in Poland.

Manuel Valls

Poland is a big country, but questions need to be asked of Poland, notably its defence industry, after the choices that have just been made.

Manuel Valls

Poland is a big country, but questions need to be asked of Poland, notably its defense industry, after the choices that have just been made. As far as France is concerned, we're worried because negotiations had started, but also for the very concept[...]

Dennis Muilenburg

Today's historic ruling finally holds the EU and Airbus to account for their flouting of global trade rules. This long-awaited decision is a victory for fair trade worldwide and for U.S. aerospace workers, in particular.

Maria Cantwell

Without having to compete against illegal, market-distorting practices, Boeing should win more sales around the world.

Dirk Hoke - Airbus Defence and Space

Therefore, this project of the two defence ministers of France and Germany is not a critique of the A400M, rather it reflects that progress on a common European defence.

Bernard Ben Feringa

And now we have a Boeing 747 and an Airbus. So that is a bit how I feel.

John Mirenge

(In) five years we are looking at more than a million passengers.

Pat Cauthery

We are working with Airbus to get comfortable with their compliance system.

Michael Froman - World Trade Organization

This report is a sweeping victory for the U.S. and its aerospace workers. We have long maintained that EU aircraft subsidies have cost American companies tens of billions of dollars in lost revenue, which this report clearly proves.

Dennis Muilenburg

The historic ruling finally holds the EU and Airbus to account for their flouting of global trade rules.

Dennis Muilenburg

This long-awaited decision is a victory for fair trade worldwide and for U.S. aerospace workers, in particular.

Michael Froman - World Trade Organization

We expect the EU, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain – some of our closest trading partners – to respect WTO rules. We call on them to end subsidised financing of Airbus immediately.

Mark Sklar - The Boeing Company

We look forward to receiving our license from the government shortly.

Bruno Benoliel - ALTEN

Within the aerospace sector the main driver for us is Airbus, and as you know Airbus has completely achieved the development of the A350 and A380 planes. So of course the R&D budget has decreased at Airbus.

Bruno Benoliel - ALTEN

We have indications from our customers, I mean the European ones that they will continue to increase the externalisation, outsourcing because they absolutely need to make productivity gains.

Bertrand Grabowski - DVB Bank

This sends a strong signal but it resolves only half the problem. The challenge to raise financing remains.

Francois Hollande

We must cooperate this way to be able to give Europe the conditions to have its European defense policy. Jobs that will be created here are not detrimental to French or German workers. New jobs here will lead to the creation of new jobs in France an[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

On the A350, we reached our objective which was to deliver six aircraft during the month.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

We tend to deliver a lot of planes in the last few days of the month, but what I can already tell you is that it will be the best month of August in Airbus's history, in terms of the number of planes delivered.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

That seems to be bearing fruit, at least for the A350. This was one of the important issues of the summer.

Rodin Lyasoff - Airbus Group

We believe that global demand for this category of aircraft can support fleets of millions of vehicles worldwide. In as little as ten years, we could have products on the market that revolutionise urban travel for millions of people.

Sanjay Kapoor - Spirit AeroSystems

We'll follow their cue and direction as they decide to go up to 14, or not, through the end of the decade.

Aditya Ghosh

Operationally A320 neo continues to be a challenge. We are currently looking at a scenario where we would slow down the delivery of our A320 neo aircraft to allow (engine maker) Pratt & Whitney catch up with the production of updated engine.

Aditya Ghosh

Operationally the A320neo continues to be a challenge. Problems with the engines on its existing A320neo planes were making it difficult for IndiGo to maintain flight schedules.

Dennis Muilenburg

On the 747 program, we decided to reduce future production expectations and revenue assumptions to account for current and anticipated weakness in the air cargo market. Despite the ongoing challenges of the air cargo market, we continue to see the 7[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

This is not just an Airbus target; this is a target for all the export credit agencies as well, including the UK export agency.

Keith Leverkuhn - The Boeing Company

It goes back to when we launched the program because...all of our product development work is really done with the customers. And at the time what they said is they really like the 737, it's a proven performer, but what we really want is more fuel e[...]

Keith Leverkuhn - The Boeing Company

I think what is changing and changing dramatically is entertainment on the aircraft. You remember flying around on airplanes that have little screens that you can barely see, to now everybody has devices that they can bring on, as long as they can c[...]

Hrvoje Prpic - Trillenium

It will encourage and stimulate first class and business class upgrades prior to travel, while an on-board virtual first class will allow economy passengers to taste the first class menu, explore a wine list, and IFE (in-flight entertainment) in ret[...]

Kirill Budaev - Irkut

We accept we have a negative image to the past and we need to do something. Because of that, we have attracted international suppliers to this program, very well-known and the same as Boeing and Airbus have attracted. MC-21 is not a Russian plane, i[...]

Keith Leverkuhn - The Boeing Company

What we have to avoid is any kind of hubris as these competitors emerge.

John Strickland

They are coming up against established manufacturers with worldwide networks in terms of spares and support.

Kirill Budaev - Irkut

The 737 has a fuselage width of 3.75 meters. We have more than 4. And this additional space gives you additional personal space. You could increase the cushion width, you could increase the width of the aisle which could speed up the turnaround time[...]

Bertrand Grabowski - DVB Bank

For both Boeing and Airbus, the question still isn't whether or not all the aircraft they produce will have a taker, but who this taker will be and at what price.

Randy Tinseth - Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Despite recent events that have impacted the financial markets, the aviation sector will continue to see long-term growth, with the commercial fleet doubling in size.

Richard Aboulafia - Teal Group

The issue is how do you as a manufacturer survive the ill winds blowing from the outside world. It is getting grimmer out there.

Eric Bernardini - AlixPartners

GDP and traffic growth are pretty positive but there are unknowns.

Thomas Brueck

To substitute 100 percent of the kerosene use today, we will not do it with algae alone. We need a combination of different technologies to actually enable that substitution.

Vladimir Valkov - Irkut

It is not made of metal, it is made of composite materials. That allows us to give it a special shape. It is much lighter and stronger, so it is a great step in the development of our aviation industry.

Dmitry Medvedev

I only want to say that I am absolutely certain that the airliner will be the pride of Russian civil aviation, and that our citizens and foreign people will take pleasure in flights on MC-21.

Dmitry Medvedev

The creation of MC-21 aircraft is the tremendous victory of aviation industry, the victory of Irkut Corporation, our scientists, designers, our engineers, and workers.

Farhad Parvaresh - Iran Air

We are very hopeful and optimistic that the licences will be released in the near future.

Kaare Halvorsen - Accident Investigation Board Norway

It is very seldom maintenance-related with a fatigue issue.

Tom Williams - Airbus Group

My sense of this is that we are in a good direction.

Klaus Richter - Airbus Group

The airframes are there; now it is a race against the clock for the cabins and to finalise assembly.

Klaus Richter - Airbus Group

The number indicates on the one hand that it is very crowded in the FAL – but it is supposed to be – and it also shows you that there is a chance to deliver the end-year target. The airframes are there; now it is a race against the clock for the cab[...]

James Bevan

There are two challenges that they face in terms of order flow. First of all the number of airlines that want to have fleets for national pride purposes is clearly declining as the global economy remains weak. Secondly there has been consolidation i[...]

Larry Lawson

We haven't seen any slowdown from the plan in terms of demand.

Kiran Rao - Airbus Group

We are putting more passengers on the same amount of space but because of the cleverness and the way we have designed it we don't have to compromise on comfort.

Bernhard Gerwert - Airbus Defence and Space

This is an excellent outcome for our Orlando process which aimed at repositioning Defence Electronics for the future with an excellent outcome for all stakeholders. Defence Electronics is a strong, profitable business with significant growth potenti[...]

Akbar Al Baker - Qatar Airways

I don't think this engine was tested adequately, especially for the temperatures in which Qatar Airways will operate. We will only accept it when we are fully satisfied that it can operate efficiently and safely at Qatar operations (and) ... once we[...]

Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum - The Emirates Group

Panama City will be our first destination gateway in Central America, providing a convenient option for our passengers travelling from or through our global hub in Dubai and onward to destinations throughout Central America.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

The economy is slowing down. This is true globally, this is not true for our market. And we believe that for the next five years, 10 percent plus growth year-on-year, in already the second biggest market in the world, meaning it's extremely importan[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

China has focused, rightly so, on single-aisles (narrow-body aircraft) a lot, and will continue to procure a lot of single-aisles. But I am sure the next step will be getting more wide-bodies. So perhaps one day there will be enough market to look a[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

So far we don't have a business case, because a final assembly line of a wide body, is of course, much more complex, and much more costly. And we would need much bigger quantities to be delivered every year.

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

Clearly, as industrial and business people, we prefer that the UK stays in the EU. We have a clear framework in place, which is good for the efficiency of Airbus at large, but also for the efficiency and the investments in the UK. Our preference is [...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We've seen another year of robust performance in commercial aircraft. Our customers, believe it or not – largely thanks to the oil and kerosene price – are globally, financially in very good shape.

Jeremy Cook

Oil prices are low and may head lower, but this isn't a longer term issue for markets; and oil prices may repair up to $50,$60,$70 a barrel, then you'd have to say that airlines are still going to be looking for fuel efficient vehicles with which to[...]

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

I know that's an area of question marks and concerns for many, and I understand why. But let's look at the facts. Since the oil price started to drop at the end of 2014 we did not see a decline in orders and how can we explain that? That oil price s[...]

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

I'm very trustful that they will find a resolution on that.

Akbar Al Baker - Qatar Airways

Let me be very clear: it is not the fault of Airbus. Airbus has delivered all their part, and as you know, no airplane can fly without an engine. And they have huge issues with the engine.

Bill Hemmings

This outcome was the minimum needed from ICAO for a credible first start.

Jean-Paul Troadec

These new findings are an important element for the investigators. We cannot presume to know know exactly what happened on board but it's not entirely normal to turn around several times after a technical incident without finding anything.

Abbas Akhoundi

Our first measure will be a contract with Airbus for 114 new aircraft, which will soon be signed and we will release more details after striking the deal. We could have the first fleet of these airplanes in Iran before 21 March.

Pierre de Bausset

Mahindra India and Airbus Helicopters have agreed on a blueprint that can put India on the world map for military helicopter manufacturing.

Hassan Rouhani

Iranian government policies in the post-sanctions era will focus on attracting foreign investment, expanding non-oil exports, and making the best use of financial assets.

Hassan Rouhani

The legs of Iran's economy are now free of the chains of sanctions, and it's time to build and grow.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

The sales process for the defence electronics is ongoing, and we want clarity on the buyer by the end of the year.

Michael Fallon

Well we can't be certain at the moment but it looks more likely than not that this was a bomb, placed aboard the airliner. ISIL claimed they did it, we have no corroboration of that, so it's impossible to be certain, but we have to take every preca[...]

John Leahy - Airbus Group

How are we going to double the amount of traffic in 15 years if all we can do is double the number of aircraft? You can't do that. We need larger aircraft. it just so happens the A380 is a larger aircraft that people prefer to fly in. It's quieter, [...]

Jan Cocheret - Emirates

Locked out of the cockpit a pilot would have no option but to sit with the passengers and wait and see what happens. I seriously sometimes wonder who's sitting next to me.

Max Pignede

Let's pray for the relatives of the victims, so that they may find solace and courage in the sympathy shown by the entire world.

Bertrand Vilmer

The answer is no. Not if it conforms to European maintenance standards. First of all, the Airbus (A320) model went into service in 1988. There are more than 6,000 flying at the moment and slightly over 10,500 which are in the process of being ordere[...]

Jon Davies

And what is the focus now for Airbus, is it on the big super-jumbos, the A380, the new A350, or is on the smaller planes?

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Well, I'm glad you mention the A380s because 2015 is a very important year because this is the year we break even, after 15 years of heavy investment in that plane. That's a major milestone, a success, our teams have worked very hard to get to that [...]

Jon Davies

Tom Enders in Munich, thank you very much indeed.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

I'm 100% happy, it was a pretty good year in 2014, we met most of our operational targets, the commercial momentum was very strong, we achieved major milestones and I think that reflects pretty well in the ebit, in the free cash flow which is very i[...]

Jon Davies

It is a huge jump by anyone's measurement. Where did it come from?

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Well, as I say it's a combination. I mean we have improved our operational performance particularly in the area of commercial aircraft. We had a very good order intake, almost a record year, the second-best ever, more than 1400 large commercial airc[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

The fall in the euro is extremely important for all industries which export and we export 100 percent. Plus we are facing a competitor, Boeing which operates in dollars. There is an immediate effect for smaller companies which don't have foreign exc[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

Oh I think I am most proud of our A350 flying before the Paris Air Show. But the other two things you mentioned are extremely important for the future of Airbus.

Angela Merkel

I think we will have to make a decision in the coming years: Is the big fight the one between Boeing and Airbus or is the important question: how do we use our common values in contact with China? On all of these questions we should have open and st[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Well it means an incremental order to the A 320neo. We have already an incredible 1,200 orders this year. So we having a great run with NEO. But, not surprisingly, John (Leahy, head of Airbus sales) was just explaining this is a 15 percent fuel burn[...]

Peter Kulitz

Our system of training, alternating with work-experience is very successful, but in the years ahead we'll have fewer young people. So my dream is that lots of young French people come to Germany. Not just to work but also to learn and use our traini[...]

Gustav Humbert - Airbus Group

2005 was the best year ever for Airbus, be it in terms of deliveries and production rates, in terms of profitablility, in terms of order intake, both gross and net. With this big success in 2005, we have maintained the leadership in our industry.

Julien Talavan

It is essential we launch this aircraft and that our shareholders take a lead role by investing. They have made a lot of money due to Airbus success in the past. Now we have to make this plane, whatever the cost. Otherwise, we won´t be able to take [...]

Didier Bruno

Joining us now is Fabrice Bregier the executive director of Airbus. When you look at the figures for 2013 for the company what are you most proud of? The number of orders or the first contract with Japan which has been the preserve of your principal[...]

Nicolas Sarkozy

We need to re-examine the pact negotiated by the last Socialist government, as this is what has led Airbus into this current crisis.

Rusdi Kirana - Lion Air

Today we declare our commitment and optimism to make a bold decision for the future with this firm order of 234 aircraft from Airbus.

Antoine Juillard - Euronews

Before talking about Airbus' results for 2012, lets talk about series of the incidents involving the 787 Dreamliner, which is made by your rival Boeing. That could be seen as a good thing for Airbus, but is it really?

Gianni Magi - Euronews

The Airbus A-330 is one of the most used long haul planes in the world. There are about 600 in service, and a further 400 on the Airbus order-books. Until now, the Airbus A-330 has never had a serious accident.

Giacomo Segantini

There's a stark contrast between demand in Europe and other markets. As the pace of growth accelerates in regions like the Middle East, do you expect Airbus Group to become more global also in terms of production?

Julien Quistrebert

The market is worrying about the project's viability, the risk of further penalty payments and Airbus customers possibly cancelling their orders which would heavily hit the EADS group's income.

Françoise Valin

I believe that this announcement proves that restructuring plan, which involves drastic cuts, can't go forward. It won't work and will even put at risk other Airbus projects, which are running smoothly at the moment.

Igor Perne

I built my first wooden simulator over 10 years ago using as a model a life-size Airbus A320. Then I got a chance to acquire a real one from Ljubljana airport. I cut off the entire front section of the aircraft and re-assembled it. It took me about [...]

Francois Hollande

The big Airbus contracts are an example for our economy of what it can do, what it must do, in terms of competitivity, in terms of research and innovation. In terms of training of personnel, also in terms of commercialisation.

Viktor Subbotin - Sukhoi

Passenger comfort – the size of the seats and the width of the aisles – is as good as the smaller aircraft made by companies like Boeing or Airbus, Passengers won't notice any difference between their planes and ours.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

No – I am hoping for the success of Airbus that it achieves more orders and deliveries and that we deliver the A350 to Qatar Airways in the last quarter of 2014 which will conclude seven years of development and hard work and we hope it will lead th[...]

Angela Merkel

Our political responsibility is to do something for the workers. We managed to do that in a way that now both sides are winners. France and Germany both have lots of people here. And their jobs depend on what happens at Airbus.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

It is good for Airbus, but I think it (the euro at $1.20 dollar) is a fair valuation. Remember when we started with the euro, it was at $1.18, so at $1.20 we are nearly at the origin again.

Louis Gallois - Airbus Group

Our target is to reduce by 10,000 overhead staff. It will be fairly shared between the different countries. Airbus Germany 3,700, Airbus France 3,200, Airbus UK 1,600, Airbus Spain 400 and the central entity (the Toulouse headquarters) 1,100.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

It was actually the first time Japan Airlines did not buy from Boeing and took from us, Airbus. Thirty one planes for long haul flights. So the deal had a lot of resonance.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Airbus is two thirds of our revenues, Airbus is the most internationally known brand, whereas EADS was never quite a household name beyond the European nations.

Louis Gallois - Airbus Group

Airbus is not yet a fully-integrated company and now we have to meld it together.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

No, it's not a good thing, and when it comes to flight safety the whole industry supports that and so I hope above all that Boeing can fly the 787 again very, very soon. You must understand that the aviation industry is organised in such a way that [...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Because of this we should not act too hastily and only consider personal consequences and changes in procedure at Airbus.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

Not at all because it gives us visibility, it allows us to reduce our costs. There is of course what you call discounts on large orders but overall the orders contribute to the improvement in profitability and growth in Airbus. It is not a worry. We[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

We will be sealing the largest single order ever recorded by Airbus to date, both in terms of value and number of aircraft involved.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

It's become one of the most important air shows in the world, certainly the most important in the region, the Middle East is a fast growing region. Air traffic is growing above average very clearly and we expect that the Middle East and Asia will re[...]

Dieter Zetsche - Daimler

We're aware of the responsibility we have to our employees, but also to society. Precisely because we take this responsibility seriously, there is no alternative but to continue improving our competitiveness; only if we grow profitably will we be ab[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

Yes we have more than 5,500 units, more than nine years of production at current rates and that gives us a great opportunity. It is about preparing for the future, to continue to innovate and to aim to be more competitive in a very tough environment.

Mike Bair

When we committed four years ago to bringing this airplane to market we brought the best and brightest global partners from across the world to revolutionise passenger flights. I'm proud of what we've accomplished together.

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

The important thing is that it is a 'mature' first flight and this will happen in the summer I think. On this we are more and more confident.

Angela Merkel

We discussed how any cooperation, especially cooperation in the field of energy, can be structured. I believe it must be based on the fact that we are reliable partners, and that there is an interest in common advantages, that's what you call a 'win[...]

Rudiger Lutjen - Airbus Group

That's why we think the planned layoffs are unacceptable. You have to imagine what it is like for these workers; these layoffs will go on for three years – how can they work properly with this endless threat of dismissal hanging over them?

Vladimir Putin

We hope that the desire to reinforce cooperation between the EU and Russia, as expressed today by my French and German colleagues, will help us to accomplish the tasks we've already set.

Nelson Marinho

It's a partial relief. We will carry these emotions for the rest of our lives. Nevertheless, there is some relief because, finally, those who died will have a burial.

Hans Peter Ring - Airbus Group

Fifty percent of our backlog is in growing regions of the world and not in Europe or the U.S….so provided there isn't a big double-dip recession we think it is manageable for us.

Matthew Hewitt

We heard a bang, and at first we thought it was turbulence. We all looked around at each other and just passed it off as turbulence. Only five seconds later, we heard an increasingly louder bang. It was almost like a bomb sound and some people re[...]

Peter Sander - Emerging Technologies

This is a very interesting part because, normally, this is part of a fuel system – it's two pipes in one – and it's normally welded out of ten parts. So, with 3D printing we have the chance to integrate the bracket of the pipe – two pipes in one – a[...]

Daniel Le Bris - Airbus Group

Obviously in terms of employment,regional balance, and the future of the aviation industry, in France but also throughout Europe, we are extremely concerned.

Philip Hammond

It would have needed to be able to operate as a commercial company, free of undue control or influence by any single government. And that's something that the company evidently has decided it's not able to achieve.

Julian Talavan

It's imperative they launch this plane, it is necessary that our shareholders make this investment. They've made a lot of money in the past from the successes we've produced. It is necessary today to launch this plane at all costs.

Peter Hartman

We needed to take these measures because our debt position and costs per unit were running too high, and because of losses on our domestic and European routes. We do this to avoid getting into trouble later.

Charles Champion

I think it will be as good in the air as Concorde, but commercially different. These days before we create a plane we have to have a business plan and we don't start until we know we can sell it.

Jean-Marc Ayrault

These 20 billion euros will come from 10 billion euros of extra cuts in public spending, and 10 more from restructuring VAT, and environmental taxes.

John Leahy - Airbus Group

This continues to be a strong year for aircraft sales, despite the fact that there are record fuel prices, despite the fact that there are airlines that – with these fuel prices – are losing money. The reason for that is because they have to replace[...]

Romano Prodi

Listen, you're clearly talking about the mission in Afghanistan, but there'll be more than 300 votes in favour out of 350 so I think that whatever the smaller groups decide to do, there won't be a problem.

Yan Derocles

It is the beginning of a long-standing process that could take maybe three to four years more to send the final report. We will also have to wait for the report that the WTO will send about the subsidies that Boeing has received.

Stephan Droxner

He's really a very good manager. He knows what he's doing. He's a tough guy when it comes to decisions, but he has a way of involving his staff in pursuing the difficult road ahead for DaimlerChrysler.

Peter Mandelson

The EU remains ready to negotiate a balanced, phased agreement to reduce and eventually eliminate subsidies for large civil aircraft production. Taking cases to the WTO is in my view not the appropriate way.

Ramon Gorriz

This not only an industrial problem. This is also a political issue in which governments involved such as France, Germany and Spain should have an important participation.

Jean-Paul Troadec

The recorders are located on the fuselage and we're confident we can find the recorders – if they remained attached to the fuselage. In this case it will be quite easy to find the recorders and to recover them.

Curtis Carson - Airbus Group

For the airlines, the biggest benefit I would say today is the weight we reduce from the aircraft. With reducing the weight, we are not only saving costs on our side, but we are also introducing for them a way to improve their fuel burn, save money [...]

Philippe Camus - Airbus Group

We have maintained a high level of investments and thanks to the industrial optimisation, cost saving plans, order book and investments, EADS has a solid and healthy base to build from.

Aikaterini Lakouri - Qatar Airways

The 787 is our new aircraft and is very luxurious. The seats are different from the other aircraft, they're facing from the other side and we can provide a 5-star experience on-board.

Karel De Gucht - European Union

This WTO panel report clearly shows that Boeing has received huge subsidies in the past and continues to receive significant subsidies today.

Francois Hollande

What's urgent is to create growth conditions, to better control financial markets, to reinforce the eurozone, to install a new European control system and that's what we, France and Germany are working on.

Eberhard Schaedlich

The results are very exciting and luckily, I say luckily, every single result shows that pollution levels are well under approved limits for food stuffs.

Jean-Philippe Thiran

If the car detects that the driver is tired and getting sleepy, then the car might start energetic music or change the light of the dashboard to make it more aggressive. On the contrary, if the driver is stressed then the car should, for instance pl[...]

Wolfgang Clement

We both agree that we need to keep equal conditions of competition in Europe concerning fiscal policy and subsidies.

Louis Gallois - Airbus Group

It's an enquiry that started over a year ago, and so I'm not surprised that it has produced a report. But on the content of that report I have, I repeat, nothing to stay.

Peter Stoerecker

This is complete rubbish, what is happening. We are making money, there is work for everyone. This does not make sense. It is simply not right what is happening.

Jan Reh - Airbus Group

It was very important for us to come up with a solution that was very easy to use for the passengers. When you see this, this is a conventional bag tag and this will be something of the past. What we are looking for is to get this on an electronic d[...]

Carter Leake - BB&T Capital Markets

Boeing is going to forge ahead, regardless, they have to. If they find something that needs to be recertified, they will do that post production and that's costly. It can impede deliveries and so that's the risk.

Nicolas Sarkozy

We will find a solution.

Kitty Higgins

When he looked up, he said the windscreen was filled with birds, and this is after the first officer had spotted them. So it all happened very quickly but the first officer said it literally was filled with big dark brown birds.

Jean-Jacques Devigne - Airbus Group

The plan was the rationalisation of factories, job cuts, cost cuts and the reduction of the structure. So, we are scared of these objectives which were originally suggested by Mr Forgeard and now by Mr Gallois and Mr Streiff. They all want to satisf[...]

Alan Pardoe

We are trying to see what the travelling public want, what our customers want, to be able to satisfy the travelling public. And the aeroplanes, which you can see behind us, are one illustration or perhaps several illustrations of what we see now.

Jacques Chirac

There should be no compulsory redundancies and no site closures that aren't properly organised with appropriate compensation.

Anna Jones - Greenpeace

The airline industry cannot be green if it pursues the expansion of airports because any gains made through more efficient aircraft will be wiped out by the increasing number of flights.

Scott Carson - The Boeing Company

Our economies around the world are being tested, in part due to the higher oil prices, but also due to other influences. Food and energy resources around the world are being challenged. We can use this as an excuse to step back from the environmenta[...]

Gianni Magi - Euronews

Lightning itself can not bring down a passenger jet. It can complicate an existing problem, or it can spark off a series of breakdowns. But never in the history of aviation has a simple lightning strike made a plane fall out of the sky.

Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum - The Emirates Group

I think it's a problem that's affecting all the airlines worldwide, the only way for it is to increase fares and that's the only way the airlines can continue.

Marc Lhermitte - Ernst & Young

Business people from these new countries, from these new economies, are coming to Europe for technology, to add sophistication to their products, perhaps to acquire brands, new expertise that they don't historically have.

Torsten Chudobba - T-Systems

We have not developed something new. We just brought existing technologies together and optimised this for tracking and tracing. It's a combination of the new technology and ease of use and there is no further investment from the airport or wherever.

Jean Francois Knepper - Airbus Group

The paradox it is that with six years of work ahead of us, plus those orders from the Dubai show, the bosses persist in pushing ahead with job cuts.

Ali Alemadi - Qatar Airways

It's a totally new technology and different than other aircraft. It's kind of easier to work, it's like more computerised than other aircraft.

Michael Glos

The unavoidable steps to raise efficiency and lower costs should fall equally on all production sites with any burdens fairly distributed.

Andreas Schiebel

Customers divide actually into civilian industrial security applications like pipeline security and so forth, all the way to governmental military like border security and general reconnaissance and surveillance.

Robert Gates

I am very optimistic that this time we will be able to get on with it.

Olivier Pajot

One of the intermediate steps is a partially autonomous vehicle. That means that the vehicle will be able to drive by itself but will still need some supervision by the driver.

Olga Pleshakova - Transaero

These planes are an innovation among narrow-bodied aircraft the world over, and guarantee high levels of passenger comfort and high fuel efficiency.

William Lynn

Boeing was the clear winner.

Jim McNerney - The Boeing Company

Does reflect a global consolidation that is beginning to happen.

Ilham Aliyev

It offers a lot of opportunities, from point of view of technology, development, business, education. At the same time, this satellite will allow us to evaluate in more details our opportunities in terms of agriculture, and also in emergency situati[...]

Andrew Price - International Air Transport Association

This new technology is a fantastic enabler that will help the business transform itself so that not only will fewer bags be mishandled but newer and more innovative ways of delivering those bags will be found. These technologies may seem like they a[...]

Antoine Juillard - Euronews

Why did the stock markets given this merger the cold-shoulder ever since the start of negotiations? And what prompted these two groups to take up such a complex challenge?

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We've had to learn a lot of lessons – bitter lessons – in the last few years, and now we are stepping up production. It's not working as quickly as we had hoped, nor as quickly as the customers had hoped, but it is a very complex aircraft.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

With an average increase in passenger traffic of six percent per year for the entire region for the next 20 years – and I believe this is pessimistic – I believe this region will grow even faster because year on year, our predictions are getting hig[...]

Harald Wilhelm - Airbus Group

The A350 is in a critical phase, and challenges and risks remain.

Angela Merkel

We agreed that this is a project of strategic significance and that everything should be done to find a solution.

Vladimir Putin

The task stands before us of supporting our leadership in the production of military aviation technology. At the air show you will see the unique space potential that our country has. I emphasise that Russia, which today has new financial capabiliti[...]

Hans Peter Ring - Airbus Group

I think you will hear something on that in 2011.

Romano Prodi

It has turned out to be a welcome crisis as it strongly reunited our coalition. And you have to remember also that we haven't lost anything; the vote of confidence produced the same number of votes we had on day one. And that makes the coalition ver[...]

Jean-Philippe Thiran

Basically we have this camera, this series of lights, and then at the back we have a computer analysing the video on real time. The first difficulty is the light conditions. To cope with that we choose an infrared camera which is sensitive to the in[...]

Louis Gallois - Airbus Group

The group has regained stability last year. Top and bottom line growth is good news, 43.3 billion revenues. At the present rate it is above Boeing.

Peter Stoerecker

I think what is happening here is just not right. We make a profit, we are working at full capacity.

Jan Reh - Airbus Group

We hope that we can improve the overall baggage handling processes today with bag2go and this is also the aim. We are working together with the industry to see how we can solve and help the baggage handling and bag2go is one puzzle piece in this ove[...]

Alan Pardoe

Well of course, as the prime supplier of a complete aeroplane, we have behind us hundreds, if not thousands, if not tens of thousands of suppliers employing many people throughout the industry, so anything we sell, any order which we obtain, is good[...]

Jacques Chirac

This traditional meeting will allow us to develop the economic partnership that exists between Russia and the European Union.

Jean Francois Knepper - Airbus Group

I don't think this will solve anything.

Michael Glos

I wanted to express that we are serious about fighting for jobs with EADS.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Last year was much better than initially expected. This has something to do with the recovery of the market and with us improving our development programmes, especially our critical programmes the A400M and A380.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

We have to control the developments – it is essential for the A350. With the evolution of the A320 it was necessary to work more effectively with the so called.

Romano Prodi

In this case, the decision's not yet been made, partly as we've asked the constitutional court to shed some light on certain legal aspects. But certainly I find it strange that, even before Italy has decided anything, the US has declared it won't ex[...]

Louis Gallois - Airbus Group

It is a symbol of the future, and this is what the A350XWB is all about.

Jean Francois Knepper - Airbus Group

The actors have been shifted around, but the struggles for power and influence will continue.

Michael Glos

We are fighting with all the means available to us.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Let me put it this way, in 2008 – as you've seen – we scored an all-time high in deliveries. I would be quite content if we were able to score deliveries roughly at the same level in 2009.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

What's very important for us is that we have a backlog of orders which is distributed worldwide; especially if you look at China, if you look at Asia, they are our fastest growing areas, so we're not dependent on growth in one area, such as Europe o[...]

Romano Prodi

I find it appropriate to take part in missions where the UN makes the decisions, appropriate to respect obligations to allies. But peace missions like the one we organised for Lebanon have a fundamental role in the peace process. However, as they ar[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

I mean, it's quite interesting in the first of the year, the Europeans looked at the Arab revolutions and how that could impact business. Now the Arab colleagues are looking on Europe and are asking themselves how that could impact European and the [...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

We're not letting the grass grow under our feet, I think we're moving forward, we are on the road to success, we have new programmes, we're also gradually improving our profitability. And whether we're ahead of Boeing or behind them, the market is g[...]

Romano Prodi

There is of course a long tradition of close relations between the church and the state, from a geographical point of view. But this in no way affects the secular nature of the Italian state, as is recognised in the Italian-Vatican agreement, the 'C[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

I can say this plane is absolutely safe to fly. I don't want to go into all the specifics here. Are we learning from this? Absolutely. You heard me talking about taking lessons from the A380 programme for the A350 programme.

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

While other companies, even in America, in the aerospace business, are laying off, we hired four thousand people last year, and we'll do the same again this year. We go where the talent is.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

It has been a pretty good year. The main reason for our great success in sales was obviously that we offered a new version of the A320, the A320 neo, with considerably less fuel consumption and – guess what? – in a world where oil prices go up and u[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

The world is changing. There is open competition everywhere. For us, as a manufacturer, and for Japan Airlines. They need the best aircraft. And I think, for me, this is now the natural trend everywhere in the world. An airline has to select the bes[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Flying in the past happened literally only in North America, western Europe and south-east Asia: that's about one billion people, but the emerging markets – that's about five billion people – and this is where aviation is just about to pick up, so t[...]

Fabrice Bregier - Airbus Group

In 2012 we had a very good year, which was better than expected. We remain the market leader, both in terms of the backlog of orders – with orders for close to 4,700 aircraft on our books – that's seven years of production – and that year after year[...]

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

2007 was a record year for the industry, both our competitor and us. We had levels of orders and deliveries never achieved so far.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Is it good management to wait until you drive into the wall? Or is it good management to be proactive and when you see the wall is coming, you hit the brakes and take measures?

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We want to create a company that is internationally much more successful, that draws new investors and there are many examples to prove that companies in this sector and of this size should not necessarily be subject to state involvement.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

Understandably the British want to achieve an astronomically high price, and understandably we want to pay a fair price.

Tom Enders - Airbus Group

We're not planning new adventures in 2014, the focus is on execution, execution, execution.

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