EADS has posted a net-profit for the first 9 months of 2005 of 1 billon euros, a 74 percent increase over last year. It was in part thanks to Airbus, whose profits were up 34 percent, thanks in part to more deliveries. Airbus' turnover was 16 billion euros.
Not really surprising seeing the current state of aviation and influx of orders at both A and B. Guess al those planes weren't given away for dree after all!