Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Singapore Airlines to acquire 15 more A330s

Posted by- Neelam Mathews
June 29, 2011

Demand for the mid-size widebody just doesn't go away. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has finalised an agreement with Airbus to acquire 15 more A330-300s. 

The aircraft will join an existing fleet of 19 A330-300s at the carrier, flying from Singapore to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region and to the Middle East. As with the carrier's existing A330 fleet, the new aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

"We are extremely pleased that Singapore Airlines will acquire more A330s," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus said in a statemen.

The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used widebody aircraft in service today. To date, Airbus has won over 1,100 orders for the various versions of the aircraft and more than 750 A330s are currently flying with over 80 airlines worldwide. In addition to passenger and freighter models, the A330 is also offered in VIP and Military Transport/Tanker variants.

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