SIA orders five A380s and 20 A350s, transfers 787s to Scoot

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Singapore Airlines (SIA) is ordering five additional Airbus A380s and 20 more A350s to renew and expand its fleet. The deal with the European airframer is valued at $7.5 billion based on list prices, and deliveries will begin in 2017.

In a related move, SIA's low-cost longhaul subsidiary Scoot will take over the parent carrier's existing order for 20 Boeing 787s.

SIA already operates 19 A380s and previously placed a firm order for 20 A350-900s for delivery from 2015. The carrier says the five newly-ordered A380s will be equipped with Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines, in common with its in-service fleet.

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SIA has ordered five additional Airbus A380s and 20 more A350s to renew and expand its fleet

R-R's Trent XWB is the sole engine option for the A350.

Scoot says an engine selection for its 787s will be made "at a later date". The twinjets will be used to replace Scoot's four 777-200s and "facilitate the airline's ongoing expansion".

SIA's order was for stretched 787-9s, but Scoot's statement did not specify which version of the twinjet will be taken by the subsidiary carrier.