Airbus Group reported a 6 percent rise in first-half core operating profit and revenue on Friday and confirmed its full-year financial forecasts, led by passenger jets and helicopters.
Paris-listed Airbus shares jumped 4 percent on the news to lead the benchmark CAC 40.
Chief Executive Tom Enders said in a statement that the world's second-largest aerospace firm behind Boeing was focusing on operational priorities like the ramp-up in production of its A350 passenger jet and the troubled A400M military transporter.
Cumulative provisions on Europe's largest defence project topped 5 billion euros ($5.47 billion) as Airbus took a fresh charge of 290 million on new A400M development delays caused by the fatal crash in May of a transporter during a test flight.
Reuters reported on Thursday that the accident had led to new development delays of up to three months.
Airbus Group booked a 748 million euro gain from the sale of an 18.75 percent stake in Dassault Aviation.