Airbus is a European conglomerate which was created in 1970 and is mostly known for manufacturing commercial airplanes, but its activities also span to helicopter, defence, security and space segments.
The pandemic lockdowns delivered a big blow to the industry as a whole, but Airbus shows that is moving forward, with a big aircraft order announced on Sunday. 
Indigo Partners and Airbus signed an agreement for 255 additional A321neo Family aircrafts, at the Dubai Airshow, which kicked off on Sunday and concludes this Thursday. The cost of the deal was not disclosed.
Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile, Argentina) are part of Indigo Partners' portfolio and the recipients of that order.
By the end of October 2021, the A320neo Family had totaled more than 7,550 orders from 122 customers since its launch in 2010.
Last month the company reported solid financial results for the first 9 months of the year , although its figures for the third quarter were not that good.
For the nine-month period (9m), Revenues grew 17% y/y to €35.155 billion and Earnings (EBIT Adjusted) came in at €3.369 billion, recovering form a loss of €125 million a year ago.
Airbus also delivered 424 commercial aircrafts in 9m 2021, building on the 297 planes it had delivered in H1 2021. For full year 2021 it confirmed the delivery target of 600 planes, while upgrading its Earnings guidance (EBIT Adjusted).
Its US rival Boeing (BA.us), with which it essentially forms a duopoly in the commercial airplanes arena, reported Revenues of $47.493 billion in 9m 2021 and a Net Loss of $3.502. It also recorded a Net Loss for the third quarter, despite Q2 Net Earnings.
In the aftermath of the 737 Max 20-month ban (which was lifted in the US late last year), the US behemoth, seems to have entered a more upbeat period. Its commercial planes deliveries rose to 241 for the first nine months of the year, but they are not enough to threaten Airbus.
AIR.fr has had a good year with gains in excess of 20% during the first 10 months, but has lost steam after July's 2021 high (121.14). November has been profitable thus far, and the stock gains around 2% today, following the 255 plane order announcement.
Having defended its EMA200 after last week's slide, it can push for fresh monthly highs (117.84), which will allow it to look towards those of the year (121.14).
On the other hand, progress has been slow and AIR.fr could break back below the EMA200 (at around 112.90-60) that would expose it to 110.00, but the October lows and the broader 106.94-50 region appears remote at this stage.
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