Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20498 times:
The Star Alliance carrier says in a mobile phone text message to Flight that the formal announcement is currently being prepared. The deal will comprise 20 firm orders for 787-9s and purchase rights for 20 more, the short message service (SMS) continues.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20463 times:
Well, I guess that settles that - not too surprising after the A380 fiasco!
However, 20 aircraft for $4.52billion gives $226million an airframe (with other threads citing sources as the list price of the 787 being $50m to $70m cheaper than that), so either thats a premium for some reason over other airlines orders or each airframe has $50million of support attached somehow which seems a lot.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13734 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20317 times:
Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase 20 Boeing 787-9s, with purchase rights for another 20 of the same aircraft.
At current manufacturer catalogue prices, the value of the 20 firm aircraft is US$ 4.52 billion.
Deliveries will be scheduled between early 2011 and mid 2013, and will be for fleet renewal as well as to cater for growth.
The decision to purchase the 787-9 is the culmination of an extensive evaluation of the performance characteristics and operating economics promised for the different versions of Boeing’s new 787 aircraft.
The –9 is the newest version on offer, and has the largest cabin and longest range. In a standard three-class configuration, it can carry between 250 and 290 passengers. It also has space for about 20 tonnes of cargo, and will have a range of 8,600 to 8,800 nautical miles (15,900 to 16,300 kilometres).
Singapore Airlines plans to deploy the aircraft on routes to North Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East.
Apart from its extensive use of composites and advanced technology, which will enhance operating efficiency, the 787 will enable Singapore Airlines to further its commitment to innovation and improvement in providing service, comfort and entertainment to customers.The engines to power the aircraft will be selected at a later date.
Singapore Airlines will be able to fund the acquisitions by cash flow generated from airline operations.
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Beaucaire From Syria, joined Sep 2003, 5252 posts, RR: 26
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20270 times:
That's the premium airlines have to pay from Boeing since there is no competition...
Imagine a world in which sole Boeing would sell aircraft- a sheer nightmare for airlines and customers,since the price of aircraft would skyrocket and that would obviously have repercussions on ticket-price....
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3491 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 20125 times:
Quoting PolymerPlane (Reply 19):
I do not think so, If you think about it, the order should have been finalized and brought up to the board of director meeting probably earlier than the delay announcement.
We'll see I suppose. I think the latest A380 delay may have killed Airbus' prospects of winning the B787/A350 battle.
I don't think so either.
It would certainly be amusing to some here on a.net, but I think things don't go that way. Orders need to be seriously evaluated by boards first and when airlines have things to tell Airbus, I'd imagine they do directly via the phone (or through their lawyers if they are not on speaking terms) not by ordering planes from another manufacturer.
What is more probable is that SQ -which has been given a preview of the reworked A350 only recently- has had enough grounds to decide on the 787-9 now, without hesitating like they did in the past.
Interesting to note how the press release does not mention SQ selected the plane after comparing with the A350, but rather states:
Quoting Singapore_Air (Reply 12): The decision to purchase the 787-9 is the culmination of an extensive evaluation of the performance characteristics and operating economics promised for the different versions of Boeing's new 787 aircraft.
Does that mean the A350 is indeed moving up into 777 territory and thus not set against the 787 any longer? It would make some sense (I know it is just one possibility and I have no proof or link whatsoever, I just like to puzzle a bit with the few pieces we are given)
Anyway, good to see we have CONSTRUCTIVE topics to speculate on, rather than NEGATIVE topics (787 problems, A380 delays etc etc...)