German flag-carrier Lufthansa appears to have cancelled orders for three Airbus A380s.

The airline's long-haul order for 25 A350-900s features in the latest revision of the airframer's backlog.

But the update also reveals that the carrier has reduced its A380 orders from 17 to 14.

Lufthansa originally signed for 15 Rolls-Royce Trent 900-powered A380s and agreed to add another pair in 2011.

It is also the main customer for the passenger version of the Boeing 747-8 with 19 of the type on order.