Thursday, May 30, 2013

Singapore Airlines agrees to 787-10 commitment, formal Boeing launch right around the corner

Singapore Airlines is the first airline to publicly announce that they have an agreement with Boeing to buy the next variant of the 787, the 787-10. Singapore Airlines has said that they intend to purchase 30 787-10s contingent on formal launch of the airplane by Boeing. SIA expects deliveries of the -10 to start in 2018-2019. They already have orders for 20 787-9 that will go to their low cost subsidiary Scoot.

I expect Boeing to formally launch the variant at the Paris Air Show next month and I also expect that the launch announcement will include launch orders from at least 2 if not more customers. One of these customers would most likely be IAG (British Airways) who exercised 18 787 options. Even though IAG didn't announce the version they will buy, it is widely expected to be the 787-10.

17 comments:

Singslingel said...

Scoot announced that they have split their order between the -8 and -9 with 10 of each to be delivered starting in Nov of 2014.

Uresh said...

Boeing's order book currently shows 20 787-9s going to SIA (Scoot).

Roy Navon said...

Uresh, your auto-correct is misbehaving again. Check the title...

Andrew Boydston said...

Boeing.com order book is primed for the Paris Air Show. 101 unidentified 737's and no mention yet for the 30 787-10X. That's 131 aircraft maybe mentioned at Paris plus more to come if the official 787-10X announcement for Paris comes along. Order book ( http://active.boeing.com/commercial/orders/index.cfm ) house keeping will interesting during Paris.

Michael Lowrey said...

LN30/ZA234/VT-ANE has completed change incorporation. And yes, that is reasonable as she went into the EMC proper in December. Moonm has a photo.

Vaibhav Andleigh said...

LN 89 (Japan Airlines) and LN 92 (Thomson) are indicating as delivered yesterday on

http://www.planespotters.net/Production_List/Boeing/787/index.php

Uresh said...

Old news

TurtleLuv said...

Line 30 VT-ANE Air India looks done with refurb:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/moonm/8874128894/

Randy Austin said...

Looks like ANA ZA513 is delivered and on the way home tonite.

Uresh said...

Actually there are open panels on that aircraft leading me to believe that there is still more work to be done. It was probably moved out temporarily.

Randy Austin said...

So what you're saying is the pilots may have been a bit premature with the flight plan

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ANA9399

But in any case it looks like the $$$$ has changed hands which is what counts.

Uresh said...

Meaning?

Randy Austin said...

Disregard talking about two different airplanes, sorry.

Andrew Munsell said...

And LOT is back in service. LOT6 is currently a Dreamliner flight from Warsaw to JFK. - http://flightaware.com/live/flight/LOT6 - JAL is also back in service

ptmonagle said...

anyone notice there are 18 787s in the air today

ptmonagle said...

anyone notice there are 18 787s in the air today!!!

johnv777 said...

Actually at one point his morning I counted 20. Had to consolidate the data from Flightaware and Flightradar24. Great progress from the dismal period 4 months ago.