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.
Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.