European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS N.V. eads.com
Stock Quote 02 may 2007: 23.43 euro
Stock Quote 02 march 2007: 23.63 euro
History of the EADS stock price: Stock Quote 03 april 2006: 35.02 euro. Early 2003 the stock was under 10 euro.
EADS is the parent company of Airbus.
The A380 caused problems for Airbus. Technical problems caused delays. On top of that the aircraft wasn't selling as well as expected. The problems became public in march 2006 and continued as the A380 wasn't sell well in the year afterwards. The A380 Freighter was cancelled.
The previous development by the Airbus company was the A340-600 and the A340-500. Also these models nearly didn't sell anymore once Boeing introduced the Boeing 777-300ER and Boeing 777-200LR. The situation of the A340 family of aircraft in may 2007 was 405 orders with 342 deliveries.
The only Aircraft Airbus was able to sell are the A 320 family of aircraft and the A330 family of aircraft. The situation of the A 330 family of aircraft in may 2007 was 680 orders with 464 deliveries.
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