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.