Singapore Airlines intent to Purchase 20 777-9s, 19 787-10s
9 February 2017
Boeing is pleased that Singapore Airlines has announced its commitment to purchase 20 777-9s and 19 787-10 Dreamliners. The national carrier and 787-10 launch customer also announced its recommitment for its previous order for 30 787-10 aircraft.
When finalised, the order will be posted on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.
“Singapore Airlines has been a valued Boeing customer for more than 50 years and we are honoured they have selected the 777X and additional 787-10s to expand its future widebody fleet. They are the most efficient, capable and passenger preferred aircraft in their class,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes president & CEO Kevin McAllister. “We appreciate the trust, commitment and endorsement of Singapore Airlines, and look forward to delivering market-leading capability to one of the world’s most widely respected industry leaders.”
Advanced technology including a new composite wing, all-new engines and superior aerodynamics will result in the fuel efficiency promised by the 777X family. Boeing claims that the 777-9 will be the largest and most efficient twin-engine commercial jet in the world with the lowest operating cost per seat of any commercial airplane and no competitor in its market segment.
The 787-10 is the third member of the 787 Dreamliner family. With its greater passenger and cargo capacity, high degree of commonality and passenger-pleasing features, the 787-10 will complement the family while setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics, the company claims.
Since its introduction, the 787 Dreamliner has opened more than 130 new city pairs.