CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29528 times:
I knew that Airbus would come back with a very good product. The romans used to say "Errare humanum est", Airbus admited that, and this is the most humble thing you can do! Now what I see is SQ throwing out the 777 soon....and who else will do that too??? This order will make a completely change in the market!
Mhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29454 times:
Good news for Airbus - and for the A350 order in particular. Nice to see SQ have faith in the programme. Also the A380 - when many were suggesting cancellations were coming, for SQ to order more is a very positive sign.
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JumpJet From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29454 times:
Note that all of the posts so far are from Europe! Just wait until breakfast time on the East Coast and our transatlantic cousins stare into their screens. Sorry for stirring.... tin helmets everybody!...
Aviator27 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29300 times:
When I read this thread title, all I could say was "Whoa". This order came out of no where. I suspect SQ must be really happy with the A350XWB. This also speaks volumes for the A380 even if the airplane is like 7 months late. I believe the leased A330's are stop-gap airplanes until the A350 arrives. Wow.
Planemanofnz From New Zealand, joined Sep 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29300 times:
Yay for the A380 orders, Nay for the 330's. I don't mean to sound offensive, but I just don't like them. A330-300's, that is. I much prefer the 777's and I don't know whether I am going to like flying with SQ now. Who am I kidding, of course I'll like SQ just not their 333's. So are these 333's going to be deployed on regional or intercontinental routes? I hope they do not come to AKL or CHC.
So will SQ now have 19 380's on order?
When is all this info going to be seriously/publically released?
PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4138 posts, RR: 90
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29300 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW COMMUNITY MANAGER
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By Kyunghee Park
July 21 (Bloomberg) -- Airbus SAS, which is trailing Boeing Co. in orders this year, won a contract for 20 A350 XWB-900s and nine A380s from Singapore Airlines Ltd. worth an estimated $7.5 billion, as Asia's most profitable carrier aims to expand routes.
Singapore Airlines has options to buy 20 more A350 XWB-900s and six A380s, the carrier said in an e-mailed statement today. The airline will take delivery of the planes from 2008, it said in a statement to the Singapore stock exchange today.
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29222 times:
Quoting JumpJet (Reply 13): Note that all of the posts so far are from Europe! Just wait until breakfast time on the East Coast and our transatlantic cousins stare into their screens.
Yes indeed, this huge order announcement from SQ for widebody Airbus planes is PERFECTLY timed to make sure it will be on the tickers of the financial news shows in America when our transatlantic friends wake up this morning and switch on their television set.
Leelaw From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29142 times:
Leahy did say earlier this week that he was still actively pitching the A350XWB to SQ. Interesting move by SQ, particularly when EK has been saying recently that they wouldn't split their order between the competing aircraft. Looks like they've decided to hedge their bets.
Definitely, a major boost for the A380 program. Also interesting that Airbus can begin delivering the aircraft for which the options have been exercised beginning in 2008, given the slowdown in production ramp-up. Perhaps another customer has agreed to exchange the requsite slots?
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 29142 times:
Hey guys, can you imagine what this order can bring to other airlines that are in process of ordering either the 787 or the A350???? This is gonna get very wild real soon!!!! Who's next to get the A350? Any guesses????
: Being serious again, will these 19 x A330's manifest themselves as new orders? Regards
: Man, Randy's jaw must have dropped ! Not only that. It fell away, hence he's speechless now ! Congrats to both Airbus and SQ !
: Airbus certainly saved the best for last here. This deal certainly blows the socks of any other deal announced at Farnborough. More important, it conf
: Hi! About the american posters, well I know exactly those that I'm refering, it's just a minority, I respect a lot our US enthusiasts and they are a g
: So, who is next to follow SQ and cancel its B789 order ? Any ideas?
: Who said anything about cancelling? To be fair, they can work alongside each other very well - its not an exclusive thing.
: Most likely yes. CIT has ordered five just days ago, but I very much doubt that many more frames are available in the market. Would assume that at le
: It IS odd, isn't it? I can't imagine a customer who is entitled to compensation giving up early slots, unless the dreaded "C" word is still on the ho
: Have SQ actually cancelled their 787 order? Or has it just been hinted that they only need 20 787/A350 type aircraft?
: Seriously, my reply 13 was a bit tongue in cheek! This is great news for Airbus and it ably confirms a recent comment of mine where I said that aircra
: Hi! Using TP example when they ordered 12 A350's and they also got 3 used A330-200's + 5 brand new A330-200's what's going to happen is that TP will r
: Yes, they will be new orders Regards, PanAm_DC10
: There is still the order from Yeminia (10 x A350) overdue to be announced. The aircraft do figure on their web-site nevertheless.
: I think both 787 and A350 will be seen in SQ's fleet. 787 for the Asian routes, A350 for the long-haul routes. I also think the A350/787 will Replace
: Didn't VS and AF put back their deliveries, though? Were these vacant slots ever refilled?
: Wow, so SQ will operate the 789 and A359 together! I guess the A359 will replace the older 772s. A later order perhaps for the A3510 to replace their
: Although the deal between SQ and Boeing for 20 787s was a MoU only, it is possible for SQ to be taking both planes, with the 787s for the regional ro
: I've noticed before that mornings are a great time for exclusive euro-threads (with the occasional Aussie thrown in for good measure) I find this sur
: Great news for Airbus at a time when they really need it. This could be a sign that the industry is getting close to satisfied with their revamped pro
: With the timezone issues, AM in Europe is Euro smug zone!!!
: Well, the press release says 'The airline will take delivery of the planes from 2008' which can mean they get one aircraft each year from 2008 - it d
: Do you only travel Business and First ? If you travel Eco, do you really prefer 3-3-3 to 2-4-2 ?
: @MauriceB But the 787-8 was not ordered by SQ, it was the -9, which is perfectly overlapping with the A359... I think the B789 for SQ was just an MoU