Airbus has been forced to pull its promotional video of A350 XWB customer liveries from its website after Flight International highlighted to the company that two of the featured carriers - United Arab Emirates-based Emirates Airlines and Etihad Airways - have not announced orders for the twinjet.

Airbus pulled the video from its website because it depicted customer liveries including Etihad and Emirates, even though the UAE-based airlines are currently evaluating the twinjet along with the Boeing 787 to complete their fleets.

Customers featured in the video that have placed orders of the aircraft include Finnair, Singapore Airlines, Pegasus and Kingfisher.

An Airbus spokesman blamed the error on an external supplier which it had contracted to produce the video, and said that there were no plans to announce A350 XWB orders for either of the UAE carriers.


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