Udo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 859 times:
SIA can't replace a 180-seater with a around 300-seater which the B777-200 is. And a B777-100 is not in sight any way.
Why not choose A330-200s? It offers not that much more capacity, and that difference can be neutalized by the A332's high economic performance. It can fly short haul as well as thin long hauls, and not a single pilot has to be trained a lot for it: As the A340s are going to leave, those pilots can change on the A330, maybe with a three-day training.
Not to forget the A330's high comfort level. I hope we see a SIA A332 soon.
GoA340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 852 times:
Gundu: you are a difficult man! if you want to change an airplane just because there was a false alarm, you are being pretty demanding! Do you have an idea how many of these indidents happen in all sorts of planes....about the SQ choice for a replacement: I think Airbus will get it with their A330-100, the plane can be delivered by 2004 and the B777-100 is nowhere in the drawing board....