13 FEBRUARY 2017
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A firm order worth up to $13.8bn for 20 B777-9s and 19 B787-10s is on the cards between Singapore Airlines and Boeing after the carrier agreed a letter of intent with the manufacturer.
The deal includes six options for each type which if exercised could bring the total to as many as 51 aircraft. The 787-10s are due to be delivered from 2020 onward, with the first of the 777-9s following a year later.
SIA will also have the option to substitute the 787-10 orders for other variants of the 787 family. The airline says the 777s will be used primarily on long-haul routes, with the 787s destined for its medium-range services.
It has chosen the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 to power the 787s, while the General Electric GE9X remains the sole powerplant on offer for the 777X.
SIA chief executive Goh Choon Phong said: “This major order for wide-body aircraft 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.”
SIA is already a launch customer for the 787-10, with delivery from next year, and has 57 Airbus A350-900s on order.
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