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Isn't SQ The A345 Lauching Customer?  
User currently offlineDennys From France, joined May 2001, 1035 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1618 times:

how can SQ dump the A345 after having 5 firm options ???

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User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1603 times:
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I believe Air Canada is launch for A340-500
and Virgin for A340-600

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1607 times:

Because the A340-500 for SQ is not in production yet. And there are rumours saying SIA is dumping A340-500 and getting 747-400XQLR instead.

Both aircraft have the same range, but 744XQLR is more spacious.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13756 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1589 times:

Air Canada is the launch customer and will operate the aircraft in Q4 2002 / Q1 2003.

SIA is making/ has made a decision on the A345 and 747XQLR this month.

I would prefer the 747XQLR because of better economics.

HOWEVER, my memory is hazy of this as I rushed it, but Flight International said the XQLR project is being delayed. In that case, A345 will win. Shame IMO.

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User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1534 times:

SIA has already ordered the 345. Does anyone know the exact ranges of the respective planes (345, 747QWERTY)? I can't find that on Boeing's new website.

User currently offlineBrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3035 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

The -400XQLR has 7980 nm range, the 345 has 8500 nm range. According to their respective websites anyways.

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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2017 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1511 times:

SIA will decide on the 345 pretty shortly.

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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

If SQ does go with the new 747, I don't think Airbus will push them to hard on any cancellation penalties. SQ carries a big stick. I think the 747 would be preferable to 345 in terms of spaciousness, economics, and so on.

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