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By The Numbers

Airbus nabs first customer in three years

Marketplace Staff Jan 1, 2016
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100,000

That’s about how many people left Puerto Rico last year, many in an effort to find employment. Puerto Rico currently faces a mountain of debt — more than $70 billion — and has yet another payment due Monday. 

$4.9 trillion

That was the value of mergers and acquisitions worldwide in 2015 — a record year, according to Dealogic. The record was last set back in 2007, when M&A activity reached a volume of $4.6 trillion

$428 million

That’s the going price for Airbus’s largest plane, the A380, which has the capability to seat more than 800 passengers, according to Bloomberg. Japan’s largest airline, ANA Holdings Inc., recently agreed to purchase three of these jets, making the Japanese company Airbus’s first airline customer in three years. 

 

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