Singapore Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 exits Airbus paint shop. Airbus photo.
Singapore Airlines' first Airbus A350-900 exits Airbus paint shop. Airbus photo.

First A350-900 of Singapore Airlines 9V-SMA revealed

Singapore Airlines which just two days ago announced re-commencement of the world’s longest non-stop flights using the new generation Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft has seen its first A350-900 exit the Airbus paint-shop at Toulouse.

The aircraft which will be registered as 9V-SMA is expected to be delivered in January 2016. The 9V-SMx series was given to the Boeing 747-400 Megatops that was the hallmark of the island nation’s flag carrier.

The carrier has retired its Boeing 747-400 passenger fleet (it still uses Boeing 747-400 freighters named MegaArk in its Singapore Airline Cargo division), and in typical Singaporean efficiency is re-cycling the registration numbers.

May be the Indian road transport offices and the civil aviation regulator can introduce re-cycling vehicle registration numbers.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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