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.
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.
Source: Air Transport Intelligence news