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Airbus removes 10 A380s from order backlog

Airbus has removed orders for 10 A380s which had previously been allocated to an undisclosed customer.

The revision, disclosed in the airframer’s full-year activity figures for 2018, brings the total number of orders for the double-deck aircraft down to 321.

It also cuts the year-end backlog to 87 A380s, following delivery of 12 of the type during the year.

Airbus had assigned 10 A380s to an unidentified customer in March 2014.

These aircraft had previously been linked to Hong Kong Airlines, which firmed a deal for 10 A380s in December 2011. In March 2014 the airframer stopped listing them against the carrier’s backlog.

Airbus is to cut the production of A380s to just eight aircraft this year.

Fifty-three of the 87 A380s in its backlog are due to be handed over to Emirates, the largest customer for the aircraft.

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