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

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.

 

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