Tourism Airbus confirms cancellation of remaining Qatar A350 orders By Reuters September 9, 2022 Creative Commons Qatar Airways is suing Airbus over damage to the painted surface and underlying anti-lightning system of A350 jets Airbus on Thursday confirmed it had revoked all remaining A350 orders from Qatar Airways, raising the stakes in a safety and contractual dispute with the Gulf carrier. “Airbus confirms that it has removed 19 Qatar Airways A350s from the backlog,” a spokesperson said. Qatar Airways had no immediate comment. The rare order cancellation, confirming a decision exclusively reported by Reuters in August, was revealed in monthly order data published on Thursday. Airbus said it had booked orders for 843 jets between January and August, or a net total of 637 after cancellations including routine order reversals by customers and the aircraft withheld from Qatar by Airbus. It delivered 382 jets over the same period, or a net total of 380 after deducting two A350 aircraft built for Aeroflot but impossible to deliver due to sanctions.