News: Singapore Airlines Increases A350 Order
By Richard Benedikz on 3 June 2013, 15:55
The Singapore carrier has announced that it will purchase up to 50 more A350 XWB aircraft.
The agreement covers a firm order for 30 more A350-900's plus options for a further 20 aircraft. The deal allows for the airline to select either the baseline A350-900 or the larger A350-1000 when exercising the options.
The latest agreement will represent the third order from Singapore Airlines for the A350 XWB. Upon confirmation, it will see the airline’s total firm orders for the all-new aircraft increase to 70, excluding options. The aircraft will be used by the airline on both medium and long haul routes.
Assembly of the first A350 XWB to fly is complete, with an extensive flight test programme due to begin around mid-2013. Entry into commercial service of the first customer aircraft is scheduled for the second half of 2014.