Computer rendering of A350-1000 in Etihad livery. Courtesy, Airbus

Etihad (EY) has canceled seven Airbus A350-1000s from an original order of 25 aircraft, Airbus has confirmed (ATW Daily News, Feb. 5, 2009). The Abu Dhabi-based carrier canceled six aircraft in January. “There are 12 remaining on the order books for Etihad,” an Airbus spokesperson told ATW.

EY last week acquired a 2.987% stake in Aer Lingus (ATW Daily News, May 3).

A year ago, EY reduced its order for 35 Boeing 787s by four aircraft and instead exercised options on three 777s, a move the airline said safeguarded its expansion plans(ATW Daily News, March 14, 2011).