A firm Singapore Airlines Boeing order is set to be inked following the signing of a letter of intent between Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Boeing on 9th February 2017. The order, for twenty 777-9s and nineteen 787-10s, will offer the potential for further growth and fleet modernisation over the next decade.
Coupled with the option of six variants for each aircraft type, the order could expand to as many as fifty-one aircraft, with the first of the 787-10s due for delivery from the 2020/21 financial year. The 777-9s are expected to begin arriving from the 2021/22 financial year. In addition, the order, worth US$13.8 billion at currently available list prices includes the flexibility to substitute the 787-10 orders for other variants of the 787 family.
…. Today’s major order for widebody aircraft enables us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, providing the SIA Group with additional expansion opportunities to ensure that we retain our industry-leading position. SIA CEO, Goh Choon Phong
SIA has selected the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power the 787-10s, which are to be operated on medium-range routes, while the fleet of 777-9s, to be used primarily for long-haul routes, will use the General Electric GE9X engine type. Singapore Airlines is the launch customer for the 787-10.
Singapore Airlines Boeing order is the latest in a long-standing relationship, with more than 50 current-generation 777
aircraft in service.