tigerotor77w wrote:It's been five years since I last flew with SQ -- then on a 77W from MUC-SIN and this time on their A359 from MUC-SIN. I figured the A359 would replace members of the 777 family, but I was surprised to see that SQ has ordered 60 A359s, which is alone more 777s than it ever had in its fleet.
According to wikipedia's entry for SQ, they have:
- A333s: 22 in fleet, due to be replaced with A359s and 787-10s
- 772s: 9 in fleet, replaced and due to be replaced by A359s and 787-10s
- 77Es: 9 in fleet, replaced and due to be replaced by A359s and 787-10s
- A359s: 21 in fleet, 39 on order
- 787-10s: 2 in fleet, 47 on order
The remaining A359s (excluding 7x of the -ULR) and 787-10s total 86, which is far more than the A333s and 772s currently flying (40).
Let's assume for a second that the 779s replace the A380s more or less 1:1, which leaves the 77W (27 frames) to also be replaced by the A359. This leaves 17 frames between the A359 and 787-10 for growth.
Granted, some of the 787-10 can be shifted to Scoot, but is SQ really planning on this much growth? Or does SQ plan to use, for instance, 1.5 A359 to replace each 77W? Or am I missing something else?
smi0006 wrote:I do find it odd that’s the A359 is also getting a regional config - is that not a waste of a long haul aircrafts capability? 787-10 makes sense, but 359 confuses me
MileHFL400 wrote:Pretty sure the B779’s are replacing the B77W’s
Prost wrote:This seems like a large jump in capacity from Max to A359.
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