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SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:16 pm

Singapore Airlines accepts delivery of its first A350-900 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse on Wednesday (March 2).

http://www.straitstimes.com/business...900-services-to-amsterdam-on-may-9

Expected to arrive in SIN on Thursday 3rd of March with first commercial flight starting on the 8th of March as SQ118 to KUL

08MAR16 Singapore – Kuala Lumpur SQ118/119, until 08MAY16
09MAY16 Singapore – Amsterdam daily
10MAY16 Singapore – Jakarta SQ956/957, SQ962/963
21JUL16 Singapore – Dusseldorf 3 weekly

http://airlineroute.net/2016/03/01/sq-359update2/

Congrats to SQ

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Somehow that SQ livery never gets boring.


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Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:04 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Somehow that SQ livery never gets boring.

Beast A359 livery I've seen so far, although I'm sure the BA A350-10's will
be stunning as well .   
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:21 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Somehow that SQ livery never gets boring.

Agree - somehow the cheatline liveries look better now that so many airlines have the eurowhite-with-painted-tail look.
That seems a very leisurely softly-softly introduction with SQ if it's only doing a 40 min hop once a day to KUL and back.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:30 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Somehow that SQ livery never gets boring.

Indeed it is timeless and would look good on nearly any aircraft.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:48 pm

There is something disturbing about the white bottom of the tail... I love the SQ livery, but on the 359 it just looks a little off IMHO because of the tail... why didn't they paint the whole tail?
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:02 pm

Quoting qm001 (Reply 5):
There is something disturbing about the white bottom of the tail... I love the SQ livery, but on the 359 it just looks a little off IMHO because of the tail... why didn't they paint the whole tail?

In SQ's livery the blue bottom of the tail is straight with the top of the fuselage. For planes where the aft fuselage tapers downwards (777, A380, A350) that means the bottom of the tail is painted white. For planes where the top of the aft fuselage is level to the end (A330/A340, 747) the entire tail is blue.
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:09 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):

Yes, only should not have used SQ's ex 744's registration. Wish them with the new bird in fleet many happy landings!
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:14 pm

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 1):
Somehow that SQ livery never gets boring.

Amen on that.

From a Concorde, to ubiquitous 777s, to obsolete 747s, to gigantic A380s, and now to A350s.... this livery is just plain timeless.
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:53 pm

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 8):

Amen on that.

From a Concorde, to ubiquitous 777s, to obsolete 747s, to gigantic A380s, and now to A350s.... this livery is just plain timeless.

Was the livery designed by Landor?
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:18 am

Congratulations to SQ. In coming years, the A350 will be the backbone of the airline's fleet. I wish them all the best and can't wait to fly on one.   

Parked at the delivery center:

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1513/25118922010_caff9da85c_c.jpgMsn26 9V-SMA (Ready for the ceremony) 1/3/2016 by A380_TLS_A350, on Flickr

Quoting Polot (Reply 6):
For planes where the aft fuselage tapers downwards (777, A380, A350) that means the bottom of the tail is painted white.

Once you see this, it cannot be unseen!

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 8):
From a Concorde, to ubiquitous 777s, to obsolete 747s, to gigantic A380s, and now to A350s.... this livery is just plain timeless.

  
Even on 737-200s!

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Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:21 am

Quoting CaliAtenza (Reply 9):
Was the livery designed by Landor?

I've always thought so, but wasn't sure.

SQ and their fans apparently love to talk about who designed the crappy outfits for the "Singapore Girls," but can't find a thing on their livery.

In fact, this is the only such confirmation (that Landor did do at least some manner of work on their corporate identity) I did find:
http://www.aiga.org/medalist-walterlandor/
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:25 am

Probably my favorite livery out there. Not just on the A350 but in general.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:42 am

QF's livery is also "awesome" and timeless, declaring that the flying kangaroo has arrived - a symbol synonymous with Australia - a kangaroo that everyone in the world knows. There's a swan or something on the SQ tail...
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:12 am

Quoting Polot (Reply 6):
In SQ's livery the blue bottom of the tail is straight with the top of the fuselage. For planes where the aft fuselage tapers downwards (777, A380, A350) that means the bottom of the tail is painted white.

Was introduced with the introduction of the 777-300ER (along with larger titles), and repainted onto the rest of the fleet shortly after. At first I didn't like it, but have since come to prefer it!

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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:54 am

Quoting LAX772LR (Reply 11):
SQ and their fans apparently love to talk about who designed the crappy outfits for the "Singapore Girls," but can't find a thing on their livery.

You do realise that beyond a print designed by Pierre Balmain, those "crappy outfits" are essentially the ethnic costumes of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia right? Your comment in cultural retrospect is like telling the Japanese the kimono is hideous.

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 13):
There's a swan or something on the SQ tail...

It is a bird inspired by the handle of a keris/kris (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris), a daggar in Malay mythology that is often depicted in Malay as having a spiritual connection with its owner.
I realised that few people make that connection despite almost everything SQ having "Kris" in it eg Krisflyer, Silver Kris Lounge, Kris World..
Maybe SQ should better explain their logo in their branding
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:19 pm

According to wikipedia it's 42C 24PE 187Y = 253. LH configuration is a whopping 40 seats more at 48C 21PE 224Y = 293. QR and AY A350s are 283 and 297.
Premium eco and eco are exactly the same comfort at SQ and LH, so that SQ business class eats a lot of space. Makes only sense, if SQ can charge a hefty premium for their undoubtedly superior business class seats. Can/do they?
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:42 pm

Quoting mat66 (Reply 18):
so that SQ business class eats a lot of space

Few close-up photos of that business class:

http://imagr.eu/up/AclHV_CciepXLUEAAzJjN.jpg

http://imagr.eu/up/dWer8_CciepYSUYAAC6NU.jpg

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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:48 pm

Quoting qf789 (Thread starter):
Expected to arrive in SIN on Thursday 3rd of March with first commercial flight starting on the 8th of March as SQ118 to KUL

Any word on planned media and employee events? I assume that maintenance familiarization is probably top priority along with any post delivery modifications that SQ makes.
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:28 pm

From the Airbus press release:

"Altogether the airline has ordered 67 A350-900s .... The A350 XWB will join an existing Airbus fleet at Singapore Airlines that currently comprises 19 double decker A380s and 29 A330-300s".

To think that 10 years ago the only Airbuses at SQ were 5 x A340-500s!
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:36 pm

Quoting bycac (Reply 21):
In the sky :

Just passed over Corsica and now heading towards Rome.

http://www.flightradar24.com/SIA8895/8fa04c5

Flightradar24 should update the picture for 9V-SMA.  
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:01 pm

Congrats to Airbus & SIA 

I wonder how the cabin layout will be for the 7 X 359ULR´s


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Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:03 pm

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 23):
Flightradar24 should update the picture for 9V-SMA

Done!

http://prntscr.com/aaa04c

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Congrats to SIA, enjoy your beautiful new bird!

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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:13 pm

SQ original livery was done by Landor, the 1986 update and the current looks werent. I dont like the big titles, they steal the show, infact SQ should have kept their italic font from the 70s, it suited the livery most.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:52 pm

The flight seems to have disappeared from fr24, over the Mediterranean… What's up?
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Wed Mar 02, 2016 5:15 pm

Quoting MIAspotter (Reply 25):
Done!

Cool.

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 27):
The flight seems to have disappeared from fr24, over the Mediterranean… What's up?

Nothing unusual for me. When TS was transporting refugees from Amman, they disappeared from screen in the same area. This is due to lack of coverage I believe.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:20 pm

Quoting Aircellist (Reply 27):
What's up?

Back on FR24, right over the Red Sea.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:33 pm

Quoting trent1000 (Reply 13):
QF's livery is also "awesome" and timeless, declaring that the flying kangaroo has arrived - a symbol synonymous with Australia - a kangaroo that everyone in the world knows. There's a swan or something on the SQ tail.

It's not a swan; its a bird inspired by the silver kris: From Wikipedia:

"The Singapore Airlines logo is a bird, inspired by a silver kris,[15] which comes from the keris, a dagger from Southeast Asia prominently featured in the region's myth and folklore. The keris is central in Singapore Airline's branding, such as the SilverKris lounge and the KrisWorld entertainment system. The logo is featured on the tailfin and in the airline's collaterals, and has remained unchanged since Singapore Airlines' inception from the split of Malaysia–Singapore Airlines. The logotype and stripes underwent a minor tweak in 1987.[16] The livery had a recent change, which saw the "Singapore Airlines" logotype enlarged and moved towards the front and the "bird" logo on the tailfin enlarged, in a similar fashion to the livery variant used on the Airbus A380. However, the stripes and the "bird" remain the same."
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:36 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 10):
Even on 737-200s!

Even on their A310 as well; I remember flying one of those to Madras (now Chennai) as a child. I remember boarding it through airstairs as well.
 
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Wed Mar 02, 2016 6:53 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 10):
From a Concorde, to ubiquitous 777s, to obsolete 747s, to gigantic A380s, and now to A350s.... this livery is just plain timeless.


Even on 737-200s!

I prefer the current gold with blue and orange thin lines instead of the old plain yellow.


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Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:30 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 10):
Even on 737-200s!

There was a leased DC-10 in SQs livery for a short time (?!)



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Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:42 pm

Quoting solnabo (Reply 33):
There was a leased DC-10 in SQs livery for a short time (?!)

This was the one leased for a short time. There were also six others in full colors for a while between 1978 and 1983.


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Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:59 pm

Quoting ZKOJQ (Reply 10):
Even on 737-200s!
Quoting solnabo (Reply 33):
Love the B732 in silver kris color

They were actually 737-100s.
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:41 am

12 hours later, or so, it's about to land at SIN.
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:42 am

Are the regional weight A359s going to have the same J product or a more "regional" J like the A333s????
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:31 am

Quoting trex8 (Reply 37):
Are the regional weight A359s going to have the same J product or a more "regional" J like the A333s????

Nothing has been confirmed yet with the regional A359's

We will see a new product for the A380, so for the medium-haul A350 either we go with the same generation (as today) or we may even have some that go to the new product,"

http://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-ai...ms-airbus-a350-medium-range-config
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:32 am

quote=KarelXWB,reply=14][/quote]

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 19):

Thanks for sharing! So it is essentially the same products as whet they introduced on their 777s 2 years ago minus first class?

Quoting mat66 (Reply 18):
According to wikipedia it's 42C 24PE 187Y = 253. LH configuration is a whopping 40 seats more at 48C 21PE 224Y = 293. QR and AY A350s are 283 and 297.

I wonder how viable their cabin configuration is esp for Economy.
As pointed out, SQ has a sparse config but this plane is for regional and low-yielding long haul routes where consumers are less price sensitive.
E.g. i dont think most consumers, myself included, would appreciate a 9-abreast Y cabin for a 2 hour SIN-BKK flight against 10 abreast.

Even for long haul routes, I dont think most fliers know or care.

I can understand the Busineess and Premium Eco layout but i wonder if their Economy cabin config is feasible
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:55 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 19):
Few close-up photos of that business class:

I've always personally found SQ's color choices interesting... would imagine that 18hrs+ in a reddish hue would be somewhat tough on the eyes.


Quoting infinit (Reply 17):
You do realise that beyond a print designed by Pierre Balmain, those "crappy outfits" are essentially the ethnic costumes of Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia right?

Yes. And?


Quoting infinit (Reply 17):
Your comment in cultural retrospect is like telling the Japanese the kimono is hideous.

It is.  

Where do you some of you people derive this ridiculous notion that just because something is someone's "culture," that it therefore must be exalted as a wonderful thing in anyone else's personal assessment or tastes?

And yes, that applies to plenty of Western nonsense as well.


Quoting solnabo (Reply 24):
I wonder how the cabin layout will be for the 7 X 359ULR´s

Was the 170 seat config ever confirmed, or was that just speculation?
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:10 am

Quoting KarelXWB (Reply 14):

Those premium economy seats look much better than the ones being retrofitted to the rest of the fleet. The shape has changed, and they don't look as...for lack of better terms...plastic like.
 
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:52 am

Here's 9V-SMA touching home ground for the very first time! More photos to come when I've finished processing them! I'm sure many others will have contributions too!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-BJ7-PzDiv8k/VtfQx89fh9I/AAAAAAAAAs4/IPUvpDNYEhI/s1200-Ic42/DSC_3949.JPG
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:12 am

Quoting cheeken (Reply 42):
Here's 9V-SMA touching home ground for the very first time! More photos to come when I've finished processing them!

Looking forward to them, that's an awesome shot!

Absolutely in love with this aircraft+livery combo!   
I myself, suspect a more prosaic motive... ~Thranduil
 
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:14 am

More pictures!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Imvwp7Jo_-w/VtfUNZAgbXI/AAAAAAAAAtc/x84ron2ixB0/s1200-Ic42/DSC_3978.JPG
9V-SMA taxiing to the gate

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head-on shot!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nxHj2m3vrXc/VtfUNc-jx1I/AAAAAAAAAtc/3pBWUR5cz_Q/s1024-Ic42/DSC_3992.JPG
And the spray begins!

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-liCA6oEztBE/VtfUN8m08EI/AAAAAAAAAtc/-h4meD3fCQY/s1024-Ic42/DSC_4003.JPG
9V-SMA receives her water cannon salute!
 
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:04 am

Wow the A350 looks really beautiful in SIA colours. I'm a fan! 
 
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:20 am

We're essentially seeing what the A359ULR will look like as well, right?

IINM, there shouldn't be any different external visual cues between the two, no?
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Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:34 am

I hope to see her here in IAH!
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:28 am

Hope to see her on Sunday, wish she was on the PEK flight instead of their 77W!
 
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RE: SQ To Take Delivery Of 1st A350 Today, 2 March

Thu Mar 03, 2016 8:52 am

Quoting infinit (Reply 39):
So it is essentially the same products as whet they introduced on their 777s 2 years ago minus first class?

Correct, same J seat as introduced on the 777s some time ago.

Quoting infinit (Reply 39):
As pointed out, SQ has a sparse config but this plane is for regional and low-yielding long haul routes where consumers are less price sensitive.

Actually the regional configured A350s won't arrive until 2017.

See http://www.ausbt.com.au/singapore-ai...ms-airbus-a350-medium-range-config

It says:

Quote:
Singapore Airlines will add a medium-range Airbus A350 to its fleet from 2017, with less emphasis on premium seating than the initial tranche of 10 A350s to be delivered this year.

"The first batch that we have for 2016 are long-haul" says Singapore Airlines regional vice-president Mr Tiow Kor Tan, with the jets mainly to appear on "Singapore-Europe and Singapore-North America routes."
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