European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. posted a 41% rise in operating profit to €2.09 billion ($2.46 billion) for the nine months ended Sept. 30 owing mainly to strong deliveries at Airbus and increased cost savings from the Route06 program. Airbus delivered 271 aircraft in the first nine months, 21% more than the 224 delivered in the same period last year. It booked 417 new aircraft orders, more than double the 189 taken in the year-ago period. Some 43% of those orders came from ...

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