10-Feb-2017 7:38 AM

Singapore Airlines signs LoI for up to 51 777-9 and 787-10 aircraft

Singapore Airlines signed (09-Feb-2017) a letter of intent with Boeing for 20 777-9 and 19 787-10 aircraft plus six options for each aircraft type. The 787-10s are scheduled for delivery from FY2020/21 and the 777-9s are due for delivery from FY2021/22. The proposed order is valued at USD13.8 billion based on list prices. The order includes the flexibility to substitute the 787-10s for other 787 variants. The airline selected Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines to power the 787-10s and the 777-9s will be powered by GE GE9X engines. The USD1.7 billion Rolls-Royce agreement includes the TotalCare service. The GE order is valued at more than USD2 billion and includes five spare engines. The carrier intends to operate the 777-9s primarily on long-haul routes and deploy the 787-10s on medium-range routes. The airline has an existing order for 30 787-10s and will be the launch customer for the aircraft. Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong said the new order, "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." [more - original PR - Singapore Airlines] [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - Rolls-Royce] [more - original PR - GE]

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