Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong (L)and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Kevin McAllister formally sign an order for 39 Boeing widebody aircraft at a White Home event with United States President Donald Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.Jim Watson/AFP/Getty
Images Singapore Airlines(SIA)contributed to its broadening fleet of widebody aircraft Oct. 23 with a formal finalizing at the White Home, in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong, for 20 Boeing 777-9s and 19 787-10s, with alternatives for 12 extra aircraft, six of each type.The order, previously associated in June to an unidentified consumer, is valued at$ 13.8 billion at list prices. SIA initially dedicated to deal for the brand-new widebodies in February. The airline company group is the launch client for the 787-10. The highly uncommon setting
for the signing event in between Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong and Boeing Commercial Airplanes president & CEO Kevin McAllister came as Trump hosted a White Home go to from Lee.Trump touted the order’s potential for 70,000 jobs, patting McAllister’s
shoulder and leaning down to the Boeing executive’s ear, stating, “Those are all jobs in this nation? Otherwise we cancel the order. “McAllister responded “Yes, Mr. President “and Trump responded,” Okay, go on,” at which point the two executives signed the order contract. As the ceremony ended, Trump mentioned to Goh that SIA” is an excellent airline … I haven’t flown it for a while.”Concurrent with the finalizing ceremony, SIA said it had signed
a 12-year service agreement with GE Aviation for the upkeep, repair work and overhaul of 45 GE9X engines to be installed on the 20 new 777-9 airplane( 5 engines are spares). The GE Aviation agreement is valued at more than $1.7 billion.SIA now operates more than 50 777 family aircraft and is expecting the first deliveries of its 787-10s in 2018.
SIA already has 30 787-10s on order, originally placed in< a href=http://atwonline.com/airframes/singapore-airlines-orders-30-787-10s-30-more-a350-900s > June 2013. Inning accordance with Boeing, the 787-10s will serve SIA’s “medium-range operations while partnering with the 777-9 for the provider’s long-haul routes. Its subsidiaries SilkAir, Scoot and SIA Cargo will run Boeing airplanes with the 737 MAX 8 and 737-800, 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliners and 747-400 freighter enters service, respectively.”
Singapore Airlines’ mainline operations likewise flies over 50 Plane A330 household, A350 and A380 airplane, with 54 of the types still to be provided.
“SIA has actually been a Boeing consumer for lots of decades,” Goh said. “These brand-new aircraft will … provide the SIA group with new growth chances, enabling us to broaden our network.”