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User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3919 times:

Today is a special day for Singapore Airlines
Singapore Airlines SQ 36 SIN- AMS -ORD is taking place tonight (Singapore time ) on their first real Boeing 777-200ER ( 9V-SVB )

This is a great news for all SQ fans including myself
Cheers all
QantasA380

27 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 347 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3785 times:

Great day for SQ.


Megatop


User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3770 times:

Another great day for SQ.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3759 times:

It dont get it. Its another 777 in the fleet of SQ. So what if its a ER.

User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1449 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

ER = extended range

User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3726 times:

QantasA3XX, will they be using 9V-SVB instead of the SVA?


SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineJumboClassic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3716 times:

Sorry to spoil your fun boys, but all SQ 772s are ER. I think it was previously discussed that their MTOW was only paper-reduced, i.e. the A/C are true ER.
JC


User currently offlineQantasA3XX From Singapore, joined Dec 2000, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3694 times:

Sorry to disappoint you Classicjumbo , SQ SR and SQ series are partially ERs ( they are not real ERS ) the SV series are the real ERS !! I have a friends working for SQ

SQ are flying 9V-SVB !!

Hope that helps
QantasA380


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3687 times:

Does anyone happen to know which flight 9V-SVA will be doing or will it just be lying around?

User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3674 times:

Hi guys,

just got back from work and confirm that SVB is doing the first flight. According to the stewardess i was talking to, SVA requires a change of controls for some of their economy seats as the testing of the new Krisworld had damaged a few controls. But it will be ready for the next departure.

SQ is giving away harmonicas as gifts to all passengers. Raffles Class pax will receive an extra bottle of "Duval Leroy 1995" champagne.

Most of the fun will be on the AMS-ORD sector as it will be a day flight. Watch out for quizzes and chess/mahjong session on Krisworld where the passengers will pit their skills against one another. The quiz seesion will have prizes to give away.

Seating on the the 777-200er will be 28 Raffles, 255 economy. I went into the cabin for a short while and saw the Raffles Class uses the "Ultimo" seats found in the Megatops744.

Anyway, the staff at the gate gave me a free harmonica Big grin . Too bad they don't have extras to give away.

Cheers
Jubes


User currently offline1stspotter From Netherlands, joined Jun 1999, 518 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3649 times:

Hi,

i will be waiting tomorrow at Schiphol to make a picture of the aircraft. We already had the two SQ B777's here at Schiphol on their delivery/route proving flight from Seattle. Saw Bravo last Friday but in not no sunny weather.

A dutch aviation enthusiasts travel organization offers a roundtrip AMS-ORD-AMS for about US $200. You can stay at ORD for 9 hours and return with the same plane.

best wishes,
Marcel
http://surf.to/spotter


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Does the new 777-200ER have the "more legroom" in Economy class as claimed by the website's press release?

User currently offlineJubilee777 From Singapore, joined May 1999, 528 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Legroom on the 777ers:

Economy: 33 inches
Raffles: 57 inches

ALL SEATS will have the AVOD feature.

Jubes


User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3525 times:

Hi folks,

To clear up the ERs or not ERs thing. The 9V-SQ series are the basic B777-212s. The 9V-SR series is the "half" ER. It has the ER range engine but it doesn't have the extra fuel tanks like in the full ER. The 9V-SV series is actually the first ER to be in SQ's fleet.

Anyway, great day for SQ.

alvin



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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6201 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3514 times:

I just wisj I was on that inagural flight today.
Chepos
Puerto Rico



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

I just saw 9V-SVC on the Boeing Everett flightline this past Monday. I'm glad I now understand the different registration.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

Hi Navion,

Do you know when is the delivery date of 9V-SVC and what's the route to Singapore?

alvin



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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2783 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Why does SQ operate THREE different 777's?

User currently offlineJumboClassic From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

There seems to be some confusion around the 777 types that SQ operates. Bill Harms' web site specifies all SQ 777 as ER model. You can check on:
http://www.bird.ch/bharms

From previous discussions on the orders forum, it was mentioned that SQ has always been interested in the ER model only, since it offers the best flexibility and higher residual values.

So the first batch of 772 for SQ were ERs with paper-reduced MTOW. I.e. physically they were not different from "real" ERs, but on paper they were non-ER. When a need arisies for the A/C to perform longer missions, it can be easily "converted" (again on paper) into real ER.

Now maybe someone on the forum can explain in more detail why they need to do that, i.e. what are the cost benefits of having a paper-reduced A/C.

JC


User currently offlinePhileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

I though the seating configurations is 30J and 293Y (from SQ website) , how come it's 28J and 255Y as claimed by Jubilee777?

User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

With this additional SV series, SQ will have 3 777 configs: 12P 42J 234Y is the SQ-series, 30J 293Y is the SR-series and 30J 255Y is the new SV-series. My guess is that the SR and SV series will be replacing the A340-300s in time to come. According to various sources, SQ will be refitting the rest of the fleet with the new 18.5-inches wide seats and 33-inches legroom. I certainly hope they do it soon before I travel with them at the end of the year.

User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Why did SQ decide not to include a First Class cabin on their 777-200ERs?

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3417 times:

SIA told our local papers that business class has a higer demand than first class.

alvin



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User currently offlineB-HOP From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2000, 623 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3410 times:

paper reduced MTOW reduces landing fees, just like what BA did with couple of their 744


Live life to max!!!
User currently offlineNavion From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1010 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

I don't know when -SVC will be delivered, but in the 4 days I checked out the flightline, 2 of the 9 or 10 aircraft there left on delivery including an American 777 and Lan Chile's new 767-300ER Freighter. I think once they make it to the flightlline (after being painted), it's only a few days and then they're gone. For what it's worth, also on the flightline were a Cargolux 744F (LX-SVC), JAL 744 (don't remember the reg), a CX 744F (B-HUP), DAL 763ER, Saudia 777ER, Korean 777ER, ATA 753!!! which was built in Renton but for some reason was on the flightline at Everett, and of course the SQ 777ER and the American 777ER. I also saw a new 752ER partially painted which looked like the BA scheme. Hope this helps.

25 Mr.BA : Hi Navion, Thanks a lot, it did helped. Best Regards, alvin
26 QantasAirways : Great news! QantasAirways
27 Navion : I need to correct the registration number I gave for the newest Cargolux 747-4R7F I saw on the Boeing flightline this past Monday 7/30/01. The registr
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