The firm order backlog for the Airbus A350-800 is shrinking further, after Aircraft Purchase Fleet cancelled a commitment for 12 aircraft, according to Airbus’s latest orders and deliveries statistics. Aircraft Purchase Fleet is a vehicle set up for Alitalia aircraft financing and acquisition. But given the shaky financial state of that airline, the order has looked doubtful for some time. Airbus also has been actively encouraging its customers to switch to larger A350 versions. In ...


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