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Boeing and SilkAir Sign Exclusive Pilot Training Agreement

Boeing and Singapore-based SilkAir announced a five-year exclusive pilot training agreement today. The training agreement will support SilkAir’s fleet transition to Boeing airplanes. “SilkAir pilots will soon train with the most experienced 737 instructors,” said Leslie Thng, SilkAir Chief Executive. “The experience and expertise at Boeing will ensure a smooth transition when we take delivery […]

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Singapore Airlines firms up order for more A380s and A350 XWBs

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has firmed up an order for 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five of the world’s most efficient, high capacity aircraft, the A380, and 20 A350-900s. The deal was completed in 2012 and follows an agreement in October 2012. Singapore Airlines has placed three consecutive orders for the A380, making it […]

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Singapore Airlines to order more A380s and A350 XWBs

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced that it will order 25 more widebody aircraft from Airbus, comprising five double deck A380s and 20 A350-900s. The aircraft will be operated on the carrier’s long range and regional services, offering maximum comfort and efficiency for high density and medium capacity routes. The latest A380 order will be the […]

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Singapore Airlines & Virgin Australia to share services

Singapore Airlines and Virgin Australia launched the first phase of their alliance on August 1 as a prelude to an even stronger alliance once government approval is forthcoming. From today, eligible passengers on either airline have reciprocal lounge access and Singapore Airlines passengers are able to connect to a range of Australian destinations served by […]

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A380 superjumbo makes emergency landing

  An Airbus A380 belonging to Singapore Airlines was forced to head back to its base after an engine of the double-decker failed, only eight months after a similar type to the four Trent 900 engine failed on a Qantas aircraft. The aircraft, bound for Hong Kong, returned yesterday once the Rolls-Royce engine completely shut […]

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Singapore Airlines replaces Rolls-Royce engine that failed on Airbus plane after takeoff

Singapore Airlines says it has replaced a Rolls-Royce Plc engine that shut down on an Airbus A380 airplane shortly after takeoff. The company said in a statement Wednesday the plane had to return to Singapore’s Changi International Airport after taking off Tuesday heading to Hong Kong. The airline replaced the aircraft’s Trent 900 number three […]