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Singapore Airlines orders 18 Boeing 777-300ER

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 9 December 2004

Boeing and Singapore Airlines (SIA) have finalized an order for 18 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners that makes the airline the world's largest 777 customer and ties the record for the largest order of the 777-300ER.

With this order, valued at $4.1 billion at list prices, SIA has ordered a total of 77 of the twin-engine airplane family models. International Lease Finance Corp. is the only other customer to order 18 Boeing 777-300ERs. This also brings total 777-300ER orders to 104 airplanes.

"We are tremendously pleased that Singapore Airlines, a world-class carrier and a long-time partner, has joined our long-range 777 family," said Larry Dickenson, vice president Asia Pacific Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The 777-300ER will provide superior operating efficiency, an excellent cabin experience for the passenger and commonality with the airline's extensive 777 fleet."

The 777-300ER, powered by General Electric GE90-115B engines, will allow SIA to achieve its growth targets and maintain the airline's fleet as one of the industry's youngest, with an average age of just five years.

"The high-technology avionics and materials, combined with its higher operating efficiency allow the 777-300ER to deliver lower operating costs, said SIA Chief Executive Officer Chew Choon Seng. The new airplane will integrate well with our extensive 777 fleet, which has proven very popular among travelers.

The 777-300ER, seating about 365 passengers and with a range of 7,880 nautical miles, will be deployed on SIA's long-haul and medium-haul routes.

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