Aerospace and defense firm Airbus reported a rise in both revenues and net profit for the first half on Wednesday, while confirming 2014 guidance.
Revenues hit 27.2 billion euros ($36.5 billion) in the first six months of the year, a rise of 6 percent. Second quarter sales came in at 14.55 billion euros, which beat analysts' expectations in a Dow Jones poll for 14.14 billion euros. Meanwhile, net income surged 50 percent to 1.14 billion euros.
The company said that revenues were driven by commercial aircraft and helicopter sales, adding that revenues at its defense and space units were flat. It said revenues would remain stable this year compared to 2013, but added that this outlook didn't take into consideration the revamped planes it launched at the Farnborough International Airshow earlier this month.
Shares of the company climbed 4 percent at the open of European trade on Wednesday.