FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Plane maker Airbus Group SE says its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Plane maker Airbus Group SE says its net profit rose 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.52 billion euros ($1.68 billion.)

Profits were boosted by 748 billion euros reaped from the sale of a stake in jet fighter maker Dassault Aviation.

Airbus had to book a 290 million euro charge related to the May 9 crash of an A400M military transport plane in Spain that killed four crew members. The crash stopped some flight test activities for weeks and led to production bottlenecks.

The company said Friday it was working with customers to agree on a new schedule for deliveries.

Revenues rose 6 percent to 28.9 billion euros, boosted by the stronger U.S. dollar.