AviationBoeing and Singapore Airlines announce deal for almost 40 aircrafts

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The combination of capability, reliability and efficiency has attracted carriers from around the world to the 787-10.
The combination of capability, reliability and efficiency has attracted carriers from around the world to the 787-10.

The signing ceremony at the White House was witnessed by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. Also present were Singapore Airlines' CEO Goh Choon Phong and Boeing Commercial Airplanes' President & CEO Kevin McAllister.

Singapore Airlines and US aircraft manufacturer Boeing recently announced a deal for 39 new aircrafts (20 777-9s and 19 787-10s) estimated to be worth around US$13.8 billion. It is also estimated that the deal will sustain thousands of U.S. suppliers and more than 70,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs during the delivery period of the contract. The airline also has options for 12 additional aircrafts.

The signing ceremony at the White House was witnessed by US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. Also present were Singapore Airlines' CEO Goh Choon Phong and Boeing Commercial Airplanes' President & CEO Kevin McAllister.

"SIA has been a Boeing customer for many decades and we are pleased to have finalised this major order for wide-body aircraft, which will enable us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet," said Goh. "These new aircraft will also provide the SIA Group with new growth opportunities, allowing us to expand our network and offer even more travel options for our customers."

The airline currently has more than 50 777s in service and will take delivery of the new 787-10 in the first half of 2018. With a prior order for 30 787-10s, the airline now has 49 on order, making it the largest customer for this type of aircraft which will serve the airline's medium-range operations while partnering with the 777-9 for the carrier's long-haul routes.

The 787-10, the largest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, adds seats and cargo capacity while offering 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat and lower emissions than the airplanes it will replace. To date, there are more than 600 787s in commercial service that have flown nearly 200 million people on more than 560 unique routes while saving an estimated 19 billion pounds of fuel.

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