Airbus has confirmed that Emirates Airline has decided to cancel its order of 70 A350 XWB aircraft, Airbus Company said in statement Wednesday.
The decision follows on-going discussions with the airline in light of their fleet requirement review, as demonstrated by their order of 50 additional A380 at the last Dubai Airshow and their continuous interest in the program, the statement added.
Airbus and Emirates Airline benefit from a long-standing relationship and the airline recently reiterated its confidence in Airbus’ products particularly by praising the A380 and the benefits the aircraft brings to their operations, it said.
Airbus is very confident in its A350 XWB programme, half a year before entry into service, the A350 XWB order book stands at a healthy 742 firm orders, Airbus Company said.
The A350 flight test campaign is progressing well and is on track for Type Certification in the coming months, it added.