FRANKFURT—Kuwait Airways placed a preliminary order for eight Airbus A330-800s in what is a much-needed deal for the struggling widebody program. The airline signed a purchase agreement for the smaller version of the A330neo program which currently has no firm orders even though it is due to enter commercial service in 2019. The order comes at a cost for Airbus, however, as the Kuwaiti state-owned carrier reduced its firm commitment for the A350-900 from ten aircraft to ...

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