scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3255 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (7 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 28555 times:
and very interesting that the 787s are being moved from the mainline to the locost airline - looks like SIA needs the extra capacity of the A350 over the 789 - assuming that theses are for the A359 or A35J.
Great news for the A380 programme and the third customer to place a third order
astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9142 posts, RR: 96 Reply 16, posted (7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 27576 times:
Quoting maxter (Reply 3): Wow, great news indeed for the A380 program, hopefully the first of many repeat orders for not only SQ but the others who have the type as well.
Quoting PM (Reply 4): Maybe even better news for the A350!
I looked for some clue as to which variant of the A350 had been ordered. I guess the default is to assume more A359's
If it is more A359's, that might give us a bit of context around the reports that SQ are also lead candidates for the 787-10 - by which I mean it might be good evidence that the two types can be quite logically operated side-by-side
If they turn out to be A350-1000's then that provides context in a different way
Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 1): Looks like they're trying to keep up with the Joneses
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 27571 times:
Quoting PM (Reply 4): Quoting TruemanQLD (Reply 2):Good news for the A380 program!
Maybe even better news for the A350!
The A380 needs the orders more than the A350. I was starting to get worried about the lack of orders for VLA.
As I said in another thread, SQ's follow up order for the A350is more than logical:
Quoting na (Reply 14): Those A350s will surely replace the last of the 772s.
Their existing order for A350s should take care of that.This additional order might very well be to replace some 77W's as well, in 2018 the oldest will be 12 years old, SQ usually doesn't keep their airplanes longer than that.
Quoting zkojq (Reply 7): I guess that answers the question if if SIA will or won't get 787-10s.
I don't know, rumor was they could be launch customer of the 787-10, to replace the A333s which are on short lease.
StickShaker From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 622 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 27279 times:
Quoting AngMoh (Reply 13): Airbus will take back the 5 A340-500s and SQ will stop non-stop service due to "lack of replacement aircraft in its fleet with "sufficient range and operating economics"".
[quote=scouseflyer,reply=16]Quoting AngMoh (Reply 13):So no 777LRs, but will it be resumed with a variant of the A350???
There was talk at launch time of a A359R but this has been mentioned for several years now.
I think this could signal the end of long thin ULH routes - they just don't work in today's environment.
It could also make A and B think twice about committing big dollars to developing future ULH derivatives when there is a much more lucrative market for medium range low CASM derivatives such as the 787-10.
Unless the 359R is part of a freighter program (like the 77L/77F) it might not see the light of day.
na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 9614 posts, RR: 10 Reply 22, posted (7 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 27131 times:
Quoting frigatebird (Reply 18): Their existing order for A350s should take care of that.This additional order might very well be to replace some 77W's as well, in 2018 the oldest will be 12 years old, SQ usually doesn't keep their airplanes longer than that.
You´re right with that. Like EK SQ will certainly start replacing the oldest 77Ws by 2016-18.