Singapore Airlines signed for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10s, with options for 12 additional aircraft, six of each type yesterday. Prior to signing Boeing attributed the order in June to an unidentified customer.
Valueds at $13.8 billion at list prices. SIA originally committed to buy in February this year. The airline group is the launch customer for the 787-
SIA said it had also signed a 12 year service agreement with GE Aviation for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of 45 GE9X engines to be installed on the 20 new 777-9 aircraft (five engines are allocated as spares). The GE Aviation contract is valued at more than $1.7 billion on its own.
SIA now operates more than 50 777 aircraft and is expecting the first deliveries of its 787-10s in 2018.
The airline already had 30 787-10s on order, that was placed in June 2013.
Boeing said that the 787-10s will serve SIA’s “medium-range operations while partnering with the 777-9 for the carrier’s long-haul routes. Its subsidiaries SilkAir, Scoot and SIA Cargo will operate Boeing airplanes with the 737 MAX 8 and 737-800, 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and 747-400 freighter types in service, respectively.”
Singapore Airlines also flies over 50 Airbus A330 family, A350 and A380 aircraft, with 54 Airbus still to be delivered.