HC Deb 12 April 1989 vol 150 c540W
Mr. Jack

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what are the future financial prospects for Airbus Industrie; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

Airbus Industrie has more than 700 orders, options and commitments for its new A320 aircraft. It has some 250 orders, options and commitments for its planned A330 and A340 aircraft. A new management structure was inaugurated from 1 April 1989, with the aim of improving Airbus Industrie's efficiency and profitability. The future prospects of the consortium seem as bright now as at any time during its existence.

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