Etihad and the A350-1000By IAG | May 7th, 2012 | Posted in Aviation News | 1 Comment
This morning's news that the airline is canceling more A350-1000s is bound to appear startling. To some anyway.
Yes the airline has now halved its A350-1000 orders. But this was to be expected after its announcement in December that its 787 orders should make it the largest operator of the 787-9. It would seem the airline is possibly changing its focus and this does not mean there is anything "wrong" with the A350-1000.
Moreover we have to consider that the news is only dropping the first shoe – every order comes with deposits. The deposits on the A350-1000 are not going to be forgone. The other shoe could easily be applied to some other order in the works.
So even as the news at first blush looks hard for Airbus, lets wait and see what else might be going on.