Aero-notes n°47 EN

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WELCOME
 
to Aero-notes 47, the Airbus newsletter for individual investors.

The year so far has been exciting here at Airbus. At the Annual General Meeting Guillaume Faury was confirmed as Airbus CEO. The day after he presented the new Executive Committee. Together, their goal is to better serve our customers, increase our competitiveness, and grow Airbus in a sustainable way.

Julie Kitcher, formerly Head of Investor Relations & Financial Communication, is now part of Guillaume’s team as Executive Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs. The Investor Relations & Financial Communications team and I would like to thank Julie for her outstanding contribution to the team for more than ten years – her commitment and professionalism made a real difference. We wish her all the best for her new role.

I would also like to take the opportunity to (re)introduce myself. I have been with the Investor Relations team in the past taking care of institutional investors mostly. After a short stint I am now delighted to head the team and be in charge of all our investors and shareholders, no matter what size their portfolio. Let me finish by saying that you, our individual shareholders, are equally important to me!

In other news, you will find in this edition of the Aero-notes our Business Update. In the Discover section the future of flight is becoming a reality. And finally, learn about how Airbus engages in a more livable world in Responsibility & Sustainability.

Enjoy the read!
 
Yours,

Thorsten Fischer, 
Head of Airbus Investor Relations & Financial Communication
 
 
  AIRBUS SNAPSHOT
 
  Share price evolution (in %)
04.05.2018 to 03.05.2019
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Airbus reported First Quarter (Q1) 2019 consolidated financial results and maintained its guidance for the full-year.
 
Commercial aircraft environment robust
 
Q1 2019 financials mainly reflect A320 Family ramp-up and delivery phasing
 
Revenues € 12.5 billion; EBIT Adjusted € 549 million
 
EBIT (reported) € 181 million; EPS (reported) € 0.05
 
2019 guidance maintained
 
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  Airbus Annual Report
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  BUSINESS UPDATE
 
AIRBUS Aero-notes   A380 – a modern icon
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 Following a review of its operations, Emirates is reducing its A380 orderbook by 39 aircraft. As a consequence of this decision and given the lack of order backlog with other airlines, deliveries of the A380 will cease in 2021.
Former CEO Tom Enders said: “Keep in mind that A380s will still roam the skies for many years to come and Airbus will of course continue to fully support the A380 operators.”
In March, Japan’s All Nippon Airways took delivery of its first A380. Each ANA A380 will feature a special livery depicting the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, also known as the Honu.
 
 
 First satellites for the OneWeb constellation launched
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 The first six of a total of 900 satellites for the OneWeb constellation are in their nominal orbit. The ground teams established contact with them, solar arrays are deployed and they started the test regime before they will be moving to their final 1,200km orbit over the coming months. The satellites are entirely meeting expectations.  
 
AIRBUS Aero-notes   Airbus Helicopters announces 43 orders at Heli-Expo 2019
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  Twenty-one helicopters of the 43 orders announced at the show were from longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings.
Major highlights included the launch of a new version of the H145 providing increased performance, comfort, simplicity and connectivity to the twin-engine best-seller. This new H145 secured launch customers in key market segments with orders for 10 units being announced at the show, as well as retrofits for nine helicopters.
 
 
 
  ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
 
 
Airbus shareholders approve all AGM resolutions,
Guillaume Faury appointed CEO
 
 
 
The AGM 2019 took place on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, in Amsterdam. AIRBUS Aero-notes
 
Guillaume Faury joins Board of Directors, appointed Airbus CEO
 
Board selects René Obermann to succeed Denis Ranque as Chairman in 2020
 
Claudia Nemat and Carlos Tavares reappointed to Board
 
Catherine Guillouard reappointed to Board, to Chair Audit Committee
 
A replay of the CEO presentation is available on our website.
 
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Dividend of € 1.65 per share, up 10% compared to 2017
 
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The proposed 2018 gross dividend of € 1.65 per share was approved at the AGM and paid on Wednesday 17 April. It represents a 10% increase over the 2017 payment. 
 
 
 
 
  Airbus appoints new Executive Committee led by CEO Guillaume Faury
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  “We are in a period of exceptional change in our industry and we need to prepare Airbus for the opportunities and challenges ahead,” said Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury. “The new Executive Committee is united in the goal of creating value for all stakeholders while upholding our values and behaving with the right mindset. I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for their endorsement of this new top management team.”  
 
 
  DISCOVER
AIRBUS Aero-notes Urban Air Mobility (UAM): on the path to public acceptance
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A century ago, nobody ever would have imagined so many aircraft in the sky at any given moment. But today, our skies are busier than ever: current air traffic has quadrupled in the last 30 years and is set to double in the next 15.
But how ready are people to see their sky filled with even more aerial vehicles – of various shapes and sizes – zipping around above their heads?
A recent preliminary study on UAM public acceptance addresses that very question.
 Airbus’ Skyways
drone trials world’s first
shore-to-ship deliveries
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Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage.
During the trials, Airbus’ Skyways drone will lift off from the pier with a payload capability of up to 4 kg, and navigate autonomously along
pre-determined ‘aerial corridors’ to vessels as far as 3 km from the coast.
AIRBUS Aero-notes Airbus creates the first electric airplane race with Air Race E
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  Airbus has announced a global partnership with Air Race E, the world’s first electric airplane race set to launch its inaugural series in 2020.
Airbus is the Official Founding Partner of Air Race E. The competition aims to drive the development and adoption of cleaner, faster, and more technologically advanced electric engines that can be applied to urban air mobility vehicles and, eventually, commercial aircraft.
 
 
 
  RESPONSIBILITY & SUSTAINABILITY
 
  Airbus
e-NABLEs a brighter future
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Nine-year-old Lou was born without a forearm. 3D printing enthusiast Denis Tur and a team of Airbus volunteers have joined forces with charity e-NABLE to produce a distinctive artificial arm for the young girl at ProtoSpace Toulouse.
AIRBUS Aero-notesThe harpoon
test to
clean up space
junk – right
on target
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In February Airbus, SSTL and the University of Surrey successfully tested a harpoon designed to capture space debris. Travelling at a speed of 20 metres per second, the harpoon successfully impacted – and penetrated – the target panel, confirming its ability to capture space debris. The device was fired from the RemoveDEBRIS satellite, an experimental satellite designed and built – and operated in-orbit – by Airbus’ Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) subsidiary.
An innovative solution to
in-flight waste from the
“Fly Your Ideas”
student challenge
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Passengers are increasingly becoming aware of cabin waste on airliners as the amount generated during flights becomes a serious concern – one that takes creative solutions to fix.

One answer has emerged from young minds via Fly Your Ideas – the biennial competition organised by Airbus in partnership with UNESCO that enables students around the globe to apply their classroom learning and research in solving real-world challenges.
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