Thursday, November 17, 2011

Unidentified 777-300ER customer turns out to be Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines (SIA) confirmed it is the customer for eight previously unidentified 777-300ERs.

"This order is part of our ongoing fleet expansion and modernization program, which enables us to offer our latest cabin products to our customers," SIA CEO Goh Choon Phong said. "The additional 777-300ERs will also help us further strengthen the Singapore Airlines’ network, providing our customers even more travel options."

The order, valued at $2.4 billion, was first announced Aug. 10, SIA has ordered 85 777s, to date with 27 being the 777-300ER.

The engine value at list prices on the GE90-115B engines powering the eight 777s for is more than $450 million, GE said.

(Linda Blachly - ATWOnline News)

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