Singapore Airlines have announced a deal with airframer Boeing for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10. The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer and is worth $13.8 billion at current list prices.
Boeing has said that “the value of this sales transaction will sustain thousands of U.S. suppliers and more than 70,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs during the delivery period of this contract.”
The deal was signed at the White House in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
Goh Choon Phong, CEO, Singapore Airlines
“SIA has been a Boeing customer for many decades and we are pleased to have finalised this major order for widebody aircraft, which will enable us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet, These new aircraft will also provide the SIA Group with new growth opportunities, allowing us to expand our network and offer even more travel options for our customers.”
Kevin McAllister, President & CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
“Boeing and Singapore Airlines have been strong partners since the airline’s first operations 70 years ago and we are thrilled to finalise their purchase of 20 777Xs and 19 additional 787-10 Dreamliners,” said McAllister. “Singapore Airlines’ order is a testament to the market-leading capabilities of Boeing’s widebody airplanes and we look forward to delivering the very first 787-10 to them next year.”
With this order Singapore Airlines has again shown it’s commitment to the 777 as the mainstay large aircraft of it’s fleet. The airline already has over 50 777’s in service. Singapore Airlines is also the launch customer for the 787-10 which is scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2018. With this order it has 49 orders for the 787-10 making it the largest customer for the type.