Singapore Airlines is certainly not playing favourites when it comes to new plane orders.
The Singaporean national flag air carrier has ordered 30 more A350-900s from European planer maker Airbus and 30 Boeing 787-10Xs from US plane makere Boeing in deals valued at more than US$17 billion.
Singapore Airlines will purchse 30 Airbus A350-900s , which will be delivered from the 2016/17 financial year. The carrier has an options for 20 more jeliners, with an option upgrade to larger A350-1000s.
Singapore Airlines will also purchase 30 Boeing 787-10Xs for delivery from the 2018/19 financial year. It is conditional upon Boeing formally launching the B787-10X programme.
"Today's aircraft orders are among the biggest in Singapore Airlines' history, helping to ensure that we retain our industry leading position,” says Singapore Airlines CEO Goh Choon Phong.
“They demonstrate our commitment to the Singapore hub and our confidence in the future for premium full-service travel.
Rolls-Royce's Trent XWB is the sole engine type for the A350-900. An engine selection for the B787-10Xs will be made at a later date.
The agreement with Airbus is Singapore Airlines' third for A350-900s, lifting to 70 the number of firm orders in place for the aircraft type. They are intended for use on medium and long-range routes.
The B787-10Xs are intended for use on medium-range routes.
The new orders will lift to 126 the number of firm aircraft commitments Singapore Airlines has in place with Airbus and Boeing.
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