Etihad Airbus A350F
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Etihad firms up A350 freighter order

Leading United Arab Emirates carrier Etihad (EY/ETD) has firmed up an order for seven A350F Freighter aircraft from the European aerospace giant Airbus. The Abu Dhabi-based carrier initially announced the commitment at the Singapore Airshow but has not finalised the order which will see it implement the most-efficient cargo aircraft [read more]

Air France Cargo A350F
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Air France-KLM finalises A350F order

European Airframer Airbus has announced that Air France-KLM has finalised an order for 4 Airbus A350F Freighter aircraft. The dedicated freighter variant of the Airbus A350 airliner has proven popular with airlines as an alternative to the US-made widebody freighters. Offering the greener option to move air freight, the A350F [read more]

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Airbus gets orders for 14 A350 Freighters

Airbus has won two orders for the Airbus A350F, the freighter variant of the popular long-haul airliner, totalling 14 aircraft at the Singapore Air Show. Singapore Airlines was the first to finalise the deal (originally announced in December) for seven aircraft that will replace its ageing Boeing 747 Freighter fleet. [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-900 arrives into Cardiff Airport
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Qatar Airways posts video as A350 row gets bitter

Qatar Airways (QR/QTR) has responded to Airbus cancelling its order for 50 A321neo aircraft by posting a video of paint damage to one of its Airbus A350 aircraft. Airbus disputes that the paint issue affects safety but Qatar Airways says that the Qatari regulator insisted it grounded affected aircraft. The [read more]

Qatar Airways A350-900 arrives into Cardiff Airport
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Airbus seeks legal assessment in A350 paint row

Airbus has confirmed it is seeking independent legal assessment of the Airbus A350 paint issue which Airbus says is being subject to ‘mischaracterization’ by ‘one of its customers’. Although not naming the customer directly, Qatar Airways is the customer that has been driving this issue which has resulted in a [read more]

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Airbus woe as more airlines report A350 paint issue

Concern has been raised over early skin degradation on Airbus A350 models after a problem first reported by Qatar Airways has resulted in them grounding 20 of their 53 A350 aircraft. The issue has been visualised by external paint cracking, particularly around areas where external probes join the fuselage. Other [read more]