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Singapore Airlines Might Order The B 747-400QLR?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9498 posts, RR: 13
Posted (14 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 999 times:

There are rumours floating around saying that Singapore Airlines may ditch the A 340-500 in favour of Boeing's new B 747-400QLR.

This makes sense since SIA has a large number of B 747-400s. And there are all three engine manufacturers for you the choose from.

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User currently offlineAndrew From Singapore, joined Dec 1999, 369 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Just out of curiosity, will the 744XQLR have the chevron nacelles/cowlings that were recently trialed on Boeing's 777 testbed?


User currently offlineUdo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 940 times:

I agree, these few planned A345s in SIAs B747and B777 dominated fleet don't seem to make much sense. But maybe they don't really need the B744QLR's capacity. It is said that SIA plans to operate the A345 with under 200 seats.

But beside the A345-replacement option I think the B744QLR seems to be an appropriate aircraft to replace parts of the current B744 fleet. Many of them are 13 years now and we know well that SIA is one of the airlines which usually do not operate aircraft older than 15 years...


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1567 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Do you mean the things that look like giant cookie cutters?

People. They make an airline. www.cathaypacific.com
User currently offlineBA DC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 145 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 908 times:

I dont understand the logic of this board at all!! A few weeks ago sumone was talking about SAA changing their massive airbus order for boeing! Airlines order aircraft for a reason, they dont simply pick the name of aircraft out of a hat and order them. SIA picked the A345 because they dont think they would be able to fill 744 capacity on direct SIN-USA flights.

Maybe next week Northwest will drop its a330 order for 777's and the week after that maybe KLM will decide to take the A340, instead of the 777!!?? Companies dont spend time and effort creating a fleet plan, and then tear it up and pay cancellation fees for the fun of it....sorry if i sound harsh, i just dont see why these topics keep appearing...