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10. Property, plant and equipment

 Land and buildingsPlant and machineryEquipmentOther tangible assetsTotal
1 January 2015     
Cost1,7881,5861,9231,3706,667
Amortisation, depreciation and impairment losses(654)(1,086)(1,094)(878)(3,712)
Carrying amount1,1345008294922,955
      
Transportation Assets(96)(26)(8)(17)(147)
Investments519100151275
Sales(97)(1)(1)(12)(111)
Depreciation(52)(95)(168)(62)(377)
Impairment losses--(2)(1)(3)
Increase for business combination-----
Other changes749539(170)38
31 December 20159684927893812,630
Broken down as follows:     
Cost1,7881,5861,9231,3706,667
Amortisation, depreciation and impairment losses(820)(1,094)(1,134)(989)(4,037)
Carrying amount9684927893812,630
      
Investments81854123203
Sales(15)(1)(1)(5)(22)
Depreciation(49)(88)(170)(58)(365)
Impairment losses-(4)-(1)(5)
Increase for business combination--- -
Other changes452(12)(110)(66)
31 December 20169164696603302,375
Broken down as follows:     
Cost1,5451,6022,0801,2226,449
Amortisation, depreciation and impairment losses(629)(1,133)(1,420)(892)(4,074)
Carrying amount9164696603302,375

This item decreases as a result of depreciation for the year and negative exchange differences, which are only partially offset by investments.

The most significant investments amounted to €mil. 61 for Aeronautics (mainly for progress on the B787 programme), €mil. 84 for Electronics, Defence and Security Systems, €mil. 26 for Helicopters and €mil. 31 for Other Activities.

“Other tangible assets” also include the value of assets under construction (€mil. 121 at 31 December 2016 vs €mil. 149 at 31 December 2015).

Purchase commitments of property, plant and equipment are recorded in the amount of €mil. 79 (€mil. 113 at 31 December 2015).