Astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10253 posts, RR: 97
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2620 times:
Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 5): Quoting Pygmalion (Thread starter):
A350 XWB will be financed predominantly from company cash flows"
Sure it will.
A recent FI article quoted analysts as saying that it might be possible to finance the A350XWB exclusively from cashflows, but only if Airbus "threw a load of sixes", i.e. order intake remained buoyant, there were no further A380 hiccups, there was a positive exchange rate movement, Power8 was implemented fully etc.
Realistically, "throwing all sixes" on these issues is highly unlikely, but "predominantly" means most, not all, and should be feasible, provided nothing else goes amiss.
BoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2465 times:
The full paragraph states:
Quote: Despite concern about Airbusâ€™ financial condition in recent months, the company claims the A350 XWB will be financed predominantly from company cash flows, with a strong contribution from the companyâ€™s new Power8 program which adds risk-sharing partners to the manufacturing mix â€” such partners may include outsourcing subcontractors. If needed, Gallois says Airbus will go to global capital markets for additional funding.