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747Dreamlifter
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:01 am



Quoting Farzan (Reply 44):
How is SIA doing with the 380 service on-time wise. It appears that the 380 arrives in Singapore on time (13:45) most days. Is the turnaround time in SYD similar to that of the 744 or is more time needed for deplaning/boarding?

Farzan, I don't work for SQ or live in either SIN or SYD, but I'm going to attempt to fill you curiosity.

1) If the A380 is arriving from SYD to SIN @ 13:45 most of the time, then I would assume that the turn-around time in SYD of 1 hr. and 50 minutes was determined by Singapore Airlines as sufficient, and they are doing a great job at it.

2) SQ has two other flights to SYD (both 747's)
Flight # 231 departing SIN @ 00:30 arriving in SYD 11:05
Flight # 219 departing SIN @ 09:40 arriving in SYD 20:15
Flight # 232 departing SYD@ 12:45 arriving in SIN 17:40
Flight # 222 departing SYD@ 16:55 arriving in SIN 21:50

I don't think the turn-around time is a big issue for 747 flights in Sydney. I am going to "assume" that the aircraft used on flight # 231 arriving in SYD at 11:05 is utilized as flight # 222 departing at 16:55 (5 hr and 50 ground time)......and Flight #219 aircraft arriving in SYD at 20:15 becomes aircraft used for flight # 232 on return to SIN at 12:45 (16 hrs ground time and is also a back-up aircraft for either tech delays for A380 #220 @ 8:50 or 747 #232 @ 12:45 if need be.

Hope someone who works for SQ will step in and correct my assumption....You know what they say when you "ASS U ME"......??

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:49 am

It seems that Singaporeans welcomes increased security at airports. In a recent survey, 97 % said they were willing to go through added security measures to make regional air travel safer.

http://straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Singapore/STIStory_185712.html

Great news for Singapore Airlines as well, since there SATS (Singapore Airport Terminal Service) subsidiary is also responsible for passenger screening and Airport Police service at Changi.

There can never be enough security in today's world airports filled with "tourist" who could be a "terrorist"....

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:13 am



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 49):
Wow!.....This is not good news....especially the part of not accepting disabled people.....

Well luckily for them its not the first time its happened here in Australia. Virgin Blue was in hot water early in the year on the same issue when the refused to assist a disable passenger.

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 49):
Luckily for Tiger Airways they don't fly to the US....If they did, this incident would have them rolling down in "Shit Alley".

What I find annoying is that they say the 3rd party operators lack the facilities when they had ample time to plan for this before starting operations
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 12:51 pm

Australian magazine, Luxury Travel Magazine, has awarded Singapore Airlines an award in the category of Best First Class Airline.
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:40 pm



Quoting Flying-B773 (Reply 38):
Sorry SQ772, i apologise...
It seems that the Sq176/175 flts are opted by the SR(x) series, the SV(x) are not opting for this flt as per i see.. The SQ186/185 is by the SQ(x) series..

Thanks pal. I suppose this is very much dependent on the day of the week. I just checked my flight on SQ188, and from the seat map, it looks like they are operating the SR series on both the SQ176/175 and 188/187 flights as there are the 2 distinct middle seats in row 11 and window seats start from row 12.

I guess both aircraft types are inter-changeable in view of the fact that SR and SV series both have 30 J seats - easier to move passengers around in case of aircraft change.

I believe SQ186/185 is the SIN-SGN-SIN flight.
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:05 pm

According to Bloomberg news, it seems that SQ has no desire to increase its share stake in bidding for China Eastern Airlines by offering a counter-bid according to Chew Choon Seng, Singapore Airlines CEO. (SQ has presenltly a 14.7% ownership in China Eastern - 2007)

"Nothing is a must-have," said Mr. Chew.

"I recall my Dad saying those very "words" when I was just a kid"!

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...0601080&sid=aDKHuywdlAY&refer=asia

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:52 pm

Air China (China's largest International Carrier), and Shanghai Airlines joined "Star Alliance" today to boost overseas networks and sales.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/...times/story/0,4574,260052,00.html?

Singapore Airlines (SQ) has to relinquish the title of being the largest Asian carrier in the Star Alliance as Air China is now part of the partnership. SQ became a Star member in 2000

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Star Alliance airlines are: (2007)
Air Canada, Lufthansa, SAS, Thai Airways, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, Austrian Airlines-Tyrolean-Lauda Air, Asiana Airlines, LOT, Spanair, US Airways, Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines, Blue1,TAP Portugal, Swiss International, SAA, Air China and Shanghai Airlines.

Airlines slated to join in 2008 are Turkish Airlines, Air India and EgyptAir.

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:55 pm

Beginning Thursday, Dec 13th, I will be posting a brief history and 2007 fleet data information on six of Singapore's Changi based airlines**. They are: Singapore Airlines, SIA-Singapore Airlines Cargo, SilkAir, Tiger Airways, JetStar Asia, and Jett8 Airlines Cargo.

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**Information posted will be most current, compiled from the following on-line sources:
www.ascendworldwide.com/fleet
www.atwonline.com
www.airlinerlist.com
www.plane-list.com
www.planespotters.net
www.airfleets.net
www.planesregister.com
www.airlineupdate.com
www.avaitionindustrygroup.com
.........and respective airline websites.

Any updates/comments/correctioins are welcomed. Please post in Singapore Thread to keep it "Alive". Thank You!

First posting will be on SQ.

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:06 am

SIA to begin Houston service via Moscow

http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Money/STIStory_186439.html

SINGAPORE Airlines (SIA) will begin begin flights to the Texas city of Houston next March.
The service will leave Singapore four times a week and fly non-stop to Moscow before continuing on to Houston, the airline said.

SIA will use the Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, with service starting March 20, it said in a statement on Thursday.

With the commencement of flights to Houston via Moscow, SIA will have a daily service to the Russian city. The carrier already flies to Moscow three times a week via Dubai.

Houston becomes SIA's fifth destination in the United States.

'We are delighted that our market has been building steadily on the Moscow route. We are finding there is real interest and attraction in Singapore, as well as other onward destinations - especially Bali and Australia - among Russian holidaymakers and business travellers,' said SIA Executive Vice President Marketing and Regions, Mr Huang Cheng Eng.

'Our new service to Houston, Texas, will allow us to step up frequency to Moscow to a daily operation. It will provide Singapore Airlines connections between Moscow and three other cities: Houston, Dubai and, of course, Singapore."

The new, non-stop flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER.

Singapore Airlines began flights to Moscow's Domedodovo Airport in March 2006, with a three-times-weekly service via Dubai. This flight will continue to operate from Singapore on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The new non-stop flight will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, with a morning departure and afternoon arrival into Moscow.

The return journey will operate via Dubai from Moscow on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while the non-stop flight will depart in the late evening on the other days, arriving into Singapore late the following morning.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:19 am

With the Houston service, Singapore Airlines flies daily to Moscow now.
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:27 am

Singapore Airlines Updates & Fleet Data
(IATA) SQ, (ICAO) SIA, (Callsign) SINGAPORE
Frequent Flyer Program: KrisFlyer
Alliance: Star Alliance

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is the national airlines of Singapore with destinations in Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Oceania, and trans-pacific to North America boosting two of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from SIN to Newark, New Jersey (EWR) and Los Angeles, California (LAX) on A340-541 aircrafts.

In year closing, March 31, 2007, (from April 01, 2006), SQ carried 18,346,000 passengers (over 4 times the poplulation of Singapore), on total revenue of (US)$8.842 billion with a net profit of (US)$1.726 billion, earning Singapore Airlines the title of "Most Profitable Asian Carrier-2007"-bloomberg financial.

SQ fleet consist of Airbus A380, A340, Boeing 747-400, 777-200ER, 777-300, 777-300ER aircrafts.

FLEET DATA: Dec 01, 2007 * denotes 2007 delivery

Airbus A380-841 (1)

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c/n registration delivery date
003* 9V-SKA 10/15/07

Airbus A340-541 (5)

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c/n registration delivery date
478 9V-SGC 1/23/04
492 9V-SGA 12/31/03
499 9V-SGB 1/12/04
560 9V-SGD 4/08/04
563 9V-SGE 5/04/04

Boeing 747-412 (20) (Note: 747-412F data located in SIA Cargo posting)

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msn registration delivery date
25702* 9V-SPR 6/01/07 lsd from MAS (Star Alliance livery)
26549 9V-SMZ 5/27/94
26550 9V-SPA 9/21/94
26551 9V-SPB 10/28/94
26554 9V-SPE 10/13/95
26555 9V-SPH 3/07/96
26556 9V-SPJ 7/17/96
26557 9V-SPL 1/30/97
26562 9V-SPG 5/15/96
27068 9V-SMU 10/13/93
27071 9V-SPF 12/04/95
27134 9V-SMS 6/20/93
27178 9V-SMW 1/28/94
27217 9V-SMY 3/17/94
28022 9V-SPI 6/20/96
28025 9V-SPQ 10/31/01
28028 9V-SPO 3/29/01
28029 9V-SPP 6/07/01
28031 9V-SPN 2/08/01
29950 9V-SPM 3/20/00

Boeing 777-212ER (46)

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msn registration delivery date
28507 9V-SQA 5/05/97
28508 9V-SQB 7/18/97
28509 9V-SQC 8/06/97
28510 9V-SQD 9/11/97
28511 9V-SQE 2/12/98
28512 9V-SQF 3/12/98
28513 9V-SRA 6/18/98
28514 9V-SRD 7/08/98
28518 9V-SQG 6/16/99
28519 9V-SQH 8/12/99
28520 9V-SVK 10/11/02
28521 9V-SRF 3/22/01
28522 9V-SRG 5/03/01
28523 9V-SRE 8/26/99
25824 9V-SVA 7/19/01
28525 9V-SVB 7/26/01
28526 9V-SVC 8/16/01
28527 9V-SRJ 11/15/01
28529 9V-SRK 3/01/02
28530 9V-SQI 3/08/02
28532 9V-SVH 6/21/02
28533 9V-SVO 3/06/04
28998 9V-SRB 6/27/98
28999 9V-SRC 7/09/98
30866 9V-SRH 5/25/01
30867 9V-SRI 6/28/01
30869 9V-SVD 10/18/01
30870 9V-SVE 11/20/01
30871 9V-SVF 1/17/02
30872 9V-SVG 4/12/02
30873 9V-SVN 3/13/03
30874 9V-SVM 3/07/03
30875 9V-SQJ 6/07/02
32316 9V-SVI 8/02/02
32318 9V-SRN 6/19/03
32320 9V-SRM 5/01/03
32321 9V-SRO 7/28/03
32334 9V-SRL 7/02/02
32335 9V-SVJ 8/23/02
32336 9V-SVL 11/26/02
33368 9V-SQK 1/14/03
33369 9V-SRP 7/28/03
33370 9V-SQL 8/22/03
33371 9V-SRQ 8/25/03
33372 9V-SQM 7/22/04
33373 9V-SQN 8/13/04

Boeing 777-312 (12)

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28515 9V-SYA 12/10/98
28516 9V-SYB 12/17/98
28517 9V-SYC 1/14/99
28528 9V-SYG 10/19/01
28531 9V-SYE 9/24/99
28534 9V-SYD 1/28/99
30868 9V-SYF 9/27/01
32317 9V-SYH 10/31/02
32327 9V-SYI 8/06/04
33374 9V-SYJ 3/04/05
33375 9V-SYK 3/11/05
33376 9V-SYL 5/06/05


Boeing 777-312ER (11)

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msn registration delivery date
33377 9V-SWB 11/29/06
34568 9V-SWA 11/21/06
34569 9V-SWD 12/15/06
34570 9V-SWE 12/23/06
34571 9V-SWF 12/22/06
34572 9V-SWG 12/31/06
34573* 9V-SWH 2/27/07
34574* 9V-SWI 3/09/07
34575* 9V-SWJ 3/29/07
34576* 9V-SWK 6/29/07
34577* 9V-SWL 10-29/07

Airframes scheduled for delivery in 2008:

Airbus A380-841
c/n registration delivery date
005 9V-SKB January
006 9V-SKC February
008 9V-SKD April
010 9V-SKE December

Boeing 777-312ER
msn registration delivery date
34578 9V-SWM
34579 9V-SWN
34580 9V-SWO
34581 9V-SWP


Any additional info/updates/corrections, please post in Singapore Thread.....Thank You.

Next posting will cover SIA Cargo

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:42 am

SQ seems please with performance on A380. Load factors average 80%, and aircraft reliability rated at 100% on 14 hour block daily utilization. Singapore Airlines CEO Chew indicates that "Class Beyond First" suites are sell well. Also claims that fuel burn is 20% less than Boeing 747-400.

http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=11132

"Great news for Singapore Airlines"!
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:14 pm

SQ CEO Chew Choong Seng reported to ATWnews that 49% ownership in Virgin Atlantic Airlines is under-performing. Exploring options regarding SQ' investment in Virgin.

http://atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=11132

Not very good news for Sir Richard Branson's airlines if SQ decides to "pull plug". However, I think Singapore Airlines would try to purchase Virgin before selling off their interest.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:11 pm

Great thread 747Dreamlifter, and excellent quality too.

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 32):
In the past 4 years, SQ has developed a bonding relationship with Rolls Royce Engines

That helps explain why their 744s have PW4056 engines. I was wondering why they did not choose the RB211.

As has been pointed out before, SQ will operate five types of Trent engines: 553, 884, 892, 970 and 1000. That is a strong bond with RR  Big grin

Do you a see a 1:1 swap of 388s for 744s? They have 18 388s on order and 19 744s in the fleet. The prevailing wisdom on A.net is that few airlines will do a 1:1 replacement. BA is often cited as an example.
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:12 pm

SQ made it clear today that they have not submitted a bid to purchase Alitalia despite rumors that they had joined a consortium to do so.

http://www.businesstimes.com.sg/sub/...atest/story/0,4574,260305,00.html?
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:41 pm

Great thread 747Dreamlifter, nice to see others outside Singapore taking an interest in Singapore aviation.

Quoting Swallow (Reply 63):
That helps explain why their 744s have PW4056 engines. I was wondering why they did not choose the RB211.

SQ in their early years were loyal customers of PW. The 757, A300, A310, 747 and DC-10 (I think) were all powered by PW engines. It was not until the massive order of 777s that SQ got RR engines. But definitely RR has become the first choice of engine manufacturer for SQ, as you have pointed out SQ operates several types of Trents. I expect the close relationship between RR and SQ to grow, especially since RR announced plans to build a plant here in Singapore.

Quoting Swallow (Reply 63):
Do you a see a 1:1 swap of 388s for 744s? They have 18 388s on order and 19 744s in the fleet. The prevailing wisdom on A.net is that few airlines will do a 1:1 replacement. BA is often cited as an example.

SQ had over 20 active 744s until the last year or so. Therefore I think it will not be a 1:1 swap of A380s for 744s. Indeed, the 77W has also taken over some of the 744s routes eg. CDG, ZRH and FRA. Most likely it will be a combination of 77Ws and A380s to replace the 744s, with the 'excess' aircraft being use for expansion and in the case of the 77W, supplementing existing routes.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:00 pm



Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 65):
Great thread 747Dreamlifter, nice to see others outside Singapore taking an interest in Singapore aviation.

Thank you very much 9VSWA for you praise.....However, It's really about all us. Your participation and support to this thread is what makes it fun and enjoyable.....so thank you very much.

SQ is the "World's Best Airlines".....I fly on Singapore at least three time a year. There is no better Asian carrier. Service on board is exceptional and you feel like F/C in business class.....KrisFlyer program is also excellent.

May I please count on you for technical info or any corrections to data since you work for Singapore Airlines. Much Thanks  bigthumbsup 

Cheers.  Smile
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 4:59 pm

Thanks 9VSWA for your excellent info.

It is not just SQ that has a tradition of excellence. It shines through in this thread as well; one can clearly feel the passion you folk have for aviation. It is a welcome relief from some of the mud slinging on this board.
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:40 pm

Thanks for setting up this thread, 747Dreamlifter; sorry that it's taken me so long to respond, but great to see it's very active.

Some potentially sad news (ironically so!) today ... just rumoured on the Irish aviation thread that SIA Cargo is to axe its Dublin route next month! OUCH! How could they? Seriously though, has anyone heard anything about this and if it is true, is there anyone who can shed more light on the reasons (if it's more than just bad loads). I know that the DAA hasn't invested much (read "anything" in air cargo) and that our runway is too short, BUT I do recall SQ saying a few months back, when Ireland and Singapore signed an open skies deal, that SQ would like to fly to DUB, but due to runway length, it could not.

Given the importance of a "blue chip" carrier like SQ to DUB, I'd really like to find out more about this.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Thu Dec 13, 2007 11:48 pm



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 68):
Thanks for setting up this thread, 747Dreamlifter; sorry that it's taken me so long to respond, but great to see it's very active

The THANK YOU....should really be to YOU for starting it in the first place....I'm just carring on where you left off. Very happy to hear from you. Please help us keep this thread alive as you had intended....."Much Thanks"!

Quoting Kaitak (Reply 68):
just rumoured on the Irish aviation thread that SIA Cargo is to axe its Dublin route next month! OUCH!

OUCH, is right....How could they?.....Can't land there 747F's on Dublin's runway?. Maybe 9VSWA from Singapore, who works for SQ, could share some light on this issue. I will research the Aviation News sections to find out more and post updates.

Thanks again for returning to YOUR site. "Merry Christmas"!
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:11 am



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 69):
who works for SQ,

Unfortunately, I can only wish this were true! But it'll be some years before I can even consider applying for a job in SQ! Nonetheless, I'll try to find out what I can. If the rumour were true, it would be surprising. SQ Cargo has operated to DUB for a very long time now and SQ has promised to start pax flights to DUB. Of course, as we all know in the airline world agreeing to start flights and actually flying the route, now there's a big difference.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:12 am

Hey Singapore Gang,

First photos of SQ's next A380, (005 F-WWSB) 9V-SKB due in January 08. Nice to see it's assembled/painted and ready for flight testing.  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:27 am

# 2 post on "AIRLINES of SINGAPORE"

SIA Cargo Updates and Fleet Data
(IATA) SQ (ICAO) SQC (Callsign) SINCARGO

Singapore Airlines Cargo (SIA Cargo) is a fully owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines formed in 2001. SQC is the world's third biggest cargo airlines based on international freight tonne and serves 36 cities in 18 countries. The airline is part of the "WOW Alliance" which includes Lufthansa Cargo, SAS Cargo Group and JAL Cargo.

SIA dubbs their 747's as "MegaArk" and have the added feature of front-nose loading with a cargo capacity of 110 tonnes. (MegaArk name tags are being removed as individual aircrafts receives repainting of new bolder corporate identity.) (Photos: 9V-SFA old / new)

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Singapore Cargo also has a 25% ownership in Great Wall Airlines, a cargo operator based in Shanghai. Two 747-412F's are leased from SQC. (msn/28032 B-2429, msn/28263 B-2428)

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SIA Cargo fleet consist exclusively of Boeing 747-400 aircrafts.

FLEET DATA: (14) Dec 01, 2007

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26553 9V-SFD 8/29/95
26558 9V-SFG 9/03/98
26559 9V-SFJ 9/17/01
26561 9V-SFB 9/29/94
26563 9V-SFA 8/05/94
28026 9V-SFF 3/13/97
28027 9V-SFI 9/28/00
28030 9V-SFK 3/01/02
32897 9V-SFL 2/27/03
32898 9V-SFM 8/21/03
32899 9V-SFN 3/05/04
32900 9V-SFO 8/02/04
32901 9V-SFQ 2/14/06
32902 9V-SFP 10/19/05

As always, any additional info/updates/corrections are welcomed and appreciated. Please post in Singapore Thread.
Thank You.

Next post will cover SilkAir.

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:41 am

Heard on another forum (PPRUNE) that SIA is indeed to give up DUB. Aaarrrrrgghhh!

Last date is expected to be 5th January '08.

Very disappointing indeed; it was, as I said, our only Asian link. OK, Etihad is probably flying a lot of cargo through AUH (as indeed EI is, through DXB), but SIA has - as I need hardly tell anyone here - a rather large network out of SIN. My concern, apart from the very faced that SIA Cargo is leaving us, is that the lack of investment of cargo facilities at DUB and the short runway at DUB, once again hinders growth. (Out of €2b being invested at DUB over the next ten years, exactly €0 is earmarked for cargo.) In the past, I have proposed getting someone who knows something about operating cargo terminals and marketing cargo routes - such as SATS - to come in here and operate it. We really need to build export links to Asia, particularly if there's a downturn ahead.
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:36 pm



Quoting Kaitak (Reply 73):
the short runway at DUB, once again hinders growth

LOOKS, like this could be a key issue @ DUB. Why aren't the airport authorities, government, affected businesses doing something about it.??? Trade is the key to commerce....and good commerce benefits all. The lack of facility to handle large in-flux of cargo could be another issue. Congestion causes delays....and quick turn-arounds may be one of SIA's concerns. They only got 14 Cargo 747's so I'm certain there maximun utilization is key to Singapore Airlines bottom line.

Sorry to hear that SIA is pulling.  Confused
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 2:52 pm



Quoting LO231 (Reply 30):
Hi!

I'm flying to Manila and Malaysia making a stopover in Singapore. Could someone update me on which terminals my flight will depart/arrive in?

SQ 317 16FEB LHRSIN
SQ 910 17FEB SINMNL
SQ 919 25FEB MNLSIN

SQ 106 F 01MAR SINKUL business class, is it regional configuration?

Just for your further info your arrival/dep in MNL will be T1, and be warned, if you have not been to MNL before you are in for quite an experience! It will be real culture shock after SIN. T1 at NAIA has to be the worst internatonal teminal I have ever been in. Also be prepared for a long wait in the melee that is supposed to be the queues at immigration, SQ 910's arrival is usually at a very busy time, connection times have meant that is the flight I usually arrive on and have never cleared passport control in less than an hour.
A300/319/320/346 ATR72 B722/732/3/4/5/6/8/742/4/752/762/3/772/3 BAC111 BAe146 C172 DHC1/6/8 HS121 MD80 PA28
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:12 pm



Quoting EDICHC (Reply 75):
Just for your further info your arrival/dep in MNL will be T1, and be warned, if you have not been to MNL before you are in for quite an experience! It will be real culture shock after SIN. T1 at NAIA has to be the worst internatonal teminal I have ever been in. Also be prepared for a long wait in the melee that is supposed to be the queues at immigration, SQ 910's arrival is usually at a very busy time, connection times have meant that is the flight I usually arrive on and have never cleared passport control in less than an hour.

He's coming from LHR. That's not exactly the emptiest of airports. I'm sure he'll be fine in MNL Big grin

Quoting 9VSWA (Reply 65):
SQ in their early years were loyal customers of PW. The 757, A300, A310, 747 and DC-10 (I think) were all powered by PW engines. It was not until the massive order of 777s that SQ got RR engines. But definitely RR has become the first choice of engine manufacturer for SQ, as you have pointed out SQ operates several types of Trents. I expect the close relationship between RR and SQ to grow, especially since RR announced plans to build a plant here in Singapore.

Well, if RR starts making inferior engines, I suppose that SQ would be the first to drop them. Just like they did with PW. Of all the airlines, SQ seems to be the one that doesn't believe in brand loyalty.
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:56 pm

Will 772ER Business class be upgraded to new product?
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 7:04 pm



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 74):
LOOKS, like this could be a key issue @ DUB. Why aren't the airport authorities, government, affected businesses doing something about it.??? Trade is the key to commerce....and good commerce benefits all. The lack of facility to handle large in-flux of cargo could be another issue. Congestion causes delays....and quick turn-arounds may be one of SIA's concerns. They only got 14 Cargo 747's so I'm certain there maximun utilization is key to Singapore Airlines bottom line.

It is an extremely disappointing situation, but that alone won't cure it. The Irish govt is supposed to have an Asia Strategy, with the aim of developing trade links with major Asian economies; SIA should be increasing its frequency, not stopping the route. I hope the loss of the SQ route serves as a sharp prod in the backside to get some co-ordination into its growth and development strategy; at a time when there is concern about the US economy and most of the growth is expected to come from Asia, we should not be in this position. It's not SIA's fault at all; it's ours (well, our government's). A real shame.
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:35 pm

Look like my favorite airline has done it again!.....winning another award and endorsing my belief that it is the best international carrier.

"Global Travel" readers have voted Singapore Airlines as the "World's Best Airlines". "What more needs to be said"?

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/12/prweb576362.htm
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:14 pm

It seems that SQ wants to tap into Qantas lucrative market and offer flight from Australia to United States. Singapore Airlines CEO accuses the Australian Government of being "Protectionist" on routes that favors their flag carrier Qantas.

The Australian Government last year rejected a proposal to allow SQ to join Qantas and United Airlines on the trans-Pacific route which is the start of this feud.

http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/story/0,22606,22923332-913,00.html
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:20 pm



Quoting LurveBus (Reply 76):
He's coming from LHR. That's not exactly the emptiest of airports. I'm sure he'll be fine in MNL

I'm sure he will Lurve...not Phils bashing....I love it there. Just hate T1 AT NAIA (oh and the dom terminal too!) that's all.
A300/319/320/346 ATR72 B722/732/3/4/5/6/8/742/4/752/762/3/772/3 BAC111 BAe146 C172 DHC1/6/8 HS121 MD80 PA28
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:32 pm

SQ will utilize 777-312ER's on service to Houston, Texas USA via Moscow in March 2008. A detail description of days of operation and route structure is provided in this new-release by Singapore Airlines VP of Marketing.

http://www.straitstimes.com/Latest%2BNews/Money/STIStory_186439.html

Glad to see SQ expanding into North America.  bigthumbsup  The "World Best Airlines" deserves to be enjoyed by all air travelers......"Just my opinion"!  Big grin

Cheers.  Smile
 
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Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:50 pm

TGIF....."Thank God It's Friday...and the Weekend is finally here!

Wish to thank everyone who stopped by to view this SINGAPORE THREAD, and especially those who have posted topics to keep it "Alive".

It's been only 6 days since restarting this Thread and I am please that over 2500 people have viewed it. This proves that Singapore is definitely a place of interest to the Aviation Community.  bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

Wish to take this opportunity to "welcome-back" - Kaitak from Ireland, the "brain-child" who started it all.  Smile

"Have a nice weekend"....everyone!

Cheers.
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:45 am

Just read in the papers that SIA is going to negotiate for transpacific rights out of Australia with the new Labour government. Will the change in political leadership signal a turn in SIA's fortunes on the Australia-USA route?
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:01 am

Terminal 3 Trial Flights

on Wed 19th December:

SQ333 from CDG 77W Arriving 0700 - SQ217 to MEL Departing 0955
SQ345 from ZRH B77W Arriving 0705 - SQ16 to ICN Departing 0915
SQ451 from MLE 772A Arriving 0705 - SQ223 to PER Deprting 0930
SQ317 from LHR 744 Arriving 0740 - SQ219 to SYD Departing 0940
(night stop) - SQ245 to BNE 772A Departing 0955
(night stop) - SQ12 to NRT/LAX 744 Departing 0950
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:35 am



Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 84):
Just read in the papers that SIA is going to negotiate for transpacific rights out of Australia with the new Labour government. Will the change in political leadership signal a turn in SIA's fortunes on the Australia-USA route?

Last year SQ was unsuccessful in getting approval from the "Aussies" on a co-op with Qantas and United Airlines....Hopefully they'll have a better chance now. Seems such a waste having to fly to NZ then on to USA.

How are the load-factors on SQ's direct LAX and EWR on the A340's???

Quoting DocPepz (Reply 85):
Terminal 3 Trial Flights on Wed 19th December

Smart move on SQ to give their new T-3 a test run. I'll be seening this new building on Jan 12 when I return from SYD.

Cheers.
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:07 am

# 3 post on "AIRLINES of SINGAPORE"

SilkAir Updates & Fleet Data
(IATA) MI (ICAO) SLK (Callsign) SILKAIR

SilkAir (MI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines and operates scheduled service from SIN to 26 cities in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China. MI, is the regional arm of SQ and flies 29 out of 50 short-haul destinations for Singapore Air Group, and flew 1.56 million passengers in 2006. Profit posted for that year was (US)$23.4 million on revenues of (US)$323.7 million.

SilkAir fleet consist of Airbus A319 and A320 aircrafts.

FLEET DATA: (Dec 01, 2007) *delivered in 2007
Airbus A319 (6)

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1074 9V-SBA 9/03/99
1098 9V-SBB 10/19/99
1228 9V-SBC 5/30/0
1698 9V-SBD 3/1802
2568 9V-SBE 10/14/05
3104* 9V-SBF 5/12/07

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899 9V-SLB 11/05/98
969 9V-SLC 3/17/99
1422 9V-SLD 3/13/01
1561 9V-SLE 9/24/01
2058 9V-SLF 7/28/03
2252 9V-SLG 8/30/04
2517 9V-SLH 9/02/05
2775 9V-SLI 5/24/06

On December 20.2006, SilkAir signed a purchase agreement with Airbus for 11 A320 firm order and 9 options worth (US)$1.33 billion with deliveries to commence from 2009 thru 2012.

http://www.silkair.com/mbe/en_UK?content?newsflash?NF1001_20122006.jsp

Any additional info/updates/corrections are welcomed and appreciated. Please post in Singapore Thread to help keep it alive. Thank You.  bigthumbsup 

Cheers.  Smile
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:52 am



Quoting GneissGuy (Reply 84):



Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 86):
Last year SQ was unsuccessful in getting approval from the "Aussies" on a co-op with Qantas and United Airlines....Hopefully they'll have a better chance now. Seems such a waste having to fly to NZ then on to USA.

Heres an article on it http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,25197,22926267-23349,00.html
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:04 pm

The resumption of daily services to MAN saw them carry 14,000 passengers in Novembver - it'a roughly the same as when they last operated daily; hopefully without the ZRH 744 links on 2 days, the route's viability may have slightly improved!?
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 3:07 pm

Does anyone know if they are doing trial flights at T3 on the 18th of December on Tuesday? I fly out that day, it be cool to depart out of that terminal...
SIN > CVG > BOS
 
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Sat Dec 15, 2007 11:46 pm

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 75):
Just for your further info your arrival/dep in MNL will be T1, and be warned, if you have not been to MNL before you are in for quite an experience! It will be real culture shock after SIN. T1 at NAIA has to be the worst internatonal teminal I have ever been in. Also be prepared for a long wait in the melee that is supposed to be the queues at immigration, SQ 910's arrival is usually at a very busy time, connection times have meant that is the flight I usually arrive on and have never cleared passport control in less than an hour.

Thanks for the info!

Quoting LurveBus (Reply 76):
He's coming from LHR. That's not exactly the emptiest of airports. I'm sure he'll be fine in MNL

That's what I thought, LHR T3 can be a pain too, I''l be transferring from T1 from bmi... Not the easiest of transfers...

Best regards,
LO231

[Edited 2007-12-15 15:51:09]
Got both LO 788 frames already, next LO E95 and 734 BRU-WAW-BRU
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:07 am

CHANGI (SIN)
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Singapore's Changi International Airport is pushing to regain title as Skytrax's - "World's Best Airport" in 2008 as it prepares to unvail its newest terminal, T-3, on January 9, 2008.

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T-3's unique feature is its all glass roof that permits sun-light to illuminate the building during daylight. It also contains a shopping mall, 30 restaurants, and even a supermarket. This new terminal is designed to process 22 million passengers annually, and has 28 airbridges, eight of which are suitable for the A380s. T-3 is also has a bridge that connections directly to the Crowne Plaza 350-room luxury hotel located on Changi.

http://www.smh.com.au/news/news/sing...title/2007/12/13/119713622569.html

Changi was voted "World's Best" in 2006, and relinquished this title back to Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok for 2007. HGK has held this title since 2001 and lost it to Singapore last year only to regain it themselves in 07.

http://www.worldairportawards.com/Awards_2007/Airport2007.htm

In 2007, Changi was still voted second place and shared this honor with Seoul's Incheon International.

So the race is ON!....."Best of luck to Changi International"!

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Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:44 am

"Just 10 days till Christmas",....."16 days left in 2007",....."25 days till Grand Opening of Terminal 3 at Changi"

TERMINAL 3 (also known as T-3)

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As Singapore is hoping to regain the title on have the "Worlds Best Airport" in 2008, its chances has definitely improve when business begins at Terminal 3 on January 9th, next year. Designed by SMO, the roof on this new terminal features a unique architecture, which allos natural sunlight into the building during daylight. T-3 roof has over 900 skylights with specially designed reflector panels that will automatically adjust themselves to allow an optimal amount of soft and uniform daylight into the terminal and concourse.

At night, the skylights glow with specially concealed artificial lighting located beneath each panel. The building has large glass facades along both the landside and airside of T-3 which expands the sense of openness.

Another unique feature in T-3 is the five-story tall vertical garden, called the "green wall". This garden spans nearly the entire length of the main building which offers both arriving and departing passengers an opportunity to enjoy its landscape. The "green wall" is covered with climbing plants that is interspersed with four cascading waterfalls. These waterfalls also assist in controlling the humidity and temperature in the entire building.

T-3 will boost the latest and most modern baggage screening, processing and retrieving system at any airport and is designed to handle 22 million passengers and their baggage annually.

Highlights on Terminal 3:

1) Unit cost to build: *US)$882 million
2) 4,090,288 sq ft of floor space
3) 7 levels, 3 of which are under-ground
4) Open space boarding areas and gate access
5) 28 airbridges, 8 suitable for A380 aircraft
6) Contains own shopping mall with 100 shops and speciality stores
7) 30 restaurants and food outlets
8) Full size supermarket located on level 2
9) New terminal for MRT, mass transit train service
10) 1,800 additional auto parking in garage
11) Direct access to 350-room Crowne Plaza Hotel
12) Automated People Mover System that connect to T-1 & 2.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is on a vigorous marketing campaign to attract more tenants to T-3. Rental rates at T-3 are higher, as much as 10% above those charged at T-1 and T-2.

Singapore Airlines will be dominant user, occupying nearly half of the new terminal with all SQ's long-haul international flights to Europe, North America, Orient and Australia being process through T-3.

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Other airlines that have agreed to operate from T-3 on opening day are China Eastern Airlines, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways, and United Airlines. CAAS is hoping that all carriers of the "Star Alliance" Group will eventually arrive and depart from their new terminal.

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Please link to these photos* posted by "9VSWA from Singapore" during his recent visit to T-3 Public Open House in November. Photos are copyrighted.
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Photos were retrieved from posting on other thread. *A special thanks to "9VSWA" for these beautiful shots.

"I am rooting for Changi to regain the title as World Best Airport in 2008"!  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:24 am

All the good things about T3, and they build a THIRD WORLD viewing deck in her.

Anyways, first flight of 9W's A332 into Changi today, op'ed by VT-JWJ.
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Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:01 pm



Quoting Tsentsan (Reply 94):
All the good things about T3, and they build a THIRD WORLD viewing deck in her.

Yeh, I read about that on the T-3 website....Totally awesome. Great area to sit and watch SQ's flight operations. I'll remind myself to spend some time checking it out when I return from SYD on Jan 12th...From the pictures I've seen, it's just beautiful.

Glad to hear that 9W is operating A330s now. Thanks.  bigthumbsup 
 
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Sun Dec 16, 2007 1:16 pm

Can anyone tell me the status of 9V-STQ (c/n 493) , Airbus A310-324 ?? It is listed as "stored" @ YYR Goose Bay Airport in Canada.and still remains on my SQ fleet database.... "What the heck is it doing up there" ? Isn't Goose Bay a military airfield  Confused

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I had a chance to fly on it back in 2000.....I really miss the A310's Thanks.

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Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:55 pm

Hi Everyone.

Two new pictures just posted on # 2 A380 for SQ. 9V-SKB (005, F-WWSB)

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Hope it will be delivered while I'm in Singapore and Australia (Jan 04 thru 14)....."Keeping my fingers crossed"!  pray 
 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:52 am

From the following thread: Australian Aviation Thread 6 (by VHVXB Nov 21 2007 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting 6thfreedom (Reply 203):
Confidential source, but looks like SQ will be upping frequencies across Australia.

Sydney - in addition to daily A380 and 2 x B744, 3 NEW B77W services from 1 April, increasing to daily in July. Therefore 4 per day

Melbourne - an additional 3 B77W services, taking total to 24 per week

Brisbane - 17 pw from April 08, increasing back to triple daily from June

Also look out for double daily Perth services by Tiger from Singapore.

 
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RE: Singapore Aviation Thread #2 (Rebirth)

Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:21 am

Can't believe I read the whole thread

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 5):
. SQ operates 777-212ER's to India therefore Jet Airways introducing Airbus's makes them more competitive.

SQ operates a mixture of 772er and the 773, because I know personally that the 773 is operated to DEL for sure.

Quoting 747Dreamlifter (Reply 8):
200 passengers on flight TR188 to Krabi very displeased with Tiger Airways customer service.

I'm not a huge Airbus fan, but I am quite sure it can't carry 200 passengers in an all economy class cabin

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