EADS sees 2012 sales improvement

European aerospace and defence group EADS achieved a “very significant improvement” in revenue and operating profit in 2012, chief executive Tom Enders said yesterday. “All four of our divisions have delivered good performances in 2012, all exceeding our objectives,” he said at a New Year media event. The firm, whose units include Airbus, space division Astrium and defence arm Cassidian, is due to publish full-year results on 27 February.