Boeing Wins $13.8 Billion Singapore Order For 777-9s, 787-10s

10 February, 2017, 02:15 | Author: Elaine Woods
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The carrier said it had signed a letter of intent with the USA manufacturer for 20 of its 777-9s and 19 of its 787-10s, with options for six more of each aircraft, bringing the total to 51 if exercised.

The carrier said in a statement that it had signed a letter of intent with the U.S. manufacturer for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, with options for six more of each aircraft, bringing the total to 51 if exercised.

SIA has selected the 777X and additional 787-10s to expand its future widebody fleet. The first 777-9 jet will arrive in the company's fiscal year that starts April 2021.

Singapore Airlines - considered one of the world's most luxurious carriers - has been named in unofficial reports as the first recipient of Boeing's 787-10, to be delivered during the first half of 2018.

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"This hotly contested campaign with Airbus secures a marquee Asian airline with more BA aircraft and provides a boost to the 777-9 program that has not had any orders in the last 20 months", Arment wrote.

When the actual deal is inked, it will be SIA's biggest aircraft order since May 2013, when it announced a US$17 billion order for 60 aircraft. SIA regional subsidiary SilkAir holds a firm order for 37 Boeing 737 Max 8s, while SIA long-haul, low-fare unit Scoot holds an order eight 787-8/9s and SIA budget carrier Tigerair holds an order with Airbus for 39 A320neos. There now i 149 orders for the 787-10, which is expected to begin test flights in the coming weeks.

Thursday's announcement is in addition to the state-owned airline's previous order for 30 787-10s - the largest and most fuel efficient member of the Dreamliner family. It joins the baseline 787-8 which entered revenue service in 2011 and the 787-9, which entered service in 2015.

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