Singapore Airlines has ordered (30-May-2013) 30 additional A350-900s and 30 Boeing 787-10Xs in deals valued at more than USD17 billion. The agreement with Airbus comprises 30 firm-ordered A350-900s for delivery from the 2016/17 financial year, plus options for 20 more. The options may be converted into firm orders for larger A350-1000s. The agreement with Boeing comprises 30 firm-ordered 787-10Xs for delivery from the 2018/19 financial year. It is conditional upon Boeing formally launching the 787-10X programme. Rolls-Royce’s Trent XWB is the sole engine type for the A350-900. An engine selection for the 787-10Xs will be made at a later date. [more - original PR - SIA] [more - original PR - Rolls-Royce] [more - original PR - Airbus]
Singapore Airlines: “Today’s aircraft orders are among the biggest in Singapore Airlines’ history, helping to ensure that we retain our industry leading position. They demonstrate our commitment to the Singapore hub and our confidence in the future for premium full-service travel. These new aircraft will provide opportunities to grow and renew our fleet and enhance our network, benefiting customers by offering more travel options and the latest in-flight cabin products.” Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines. Source: Singapore Airlines, 30-May-2013.