Boeing and Singapore Airlines officially announced a deal for 39 aircraft comprising of 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s, during a ceremony at the White House on October 23. The signing ceremony was in the presence of US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. Singapore Airlines’ CEO Goh Choon Phong and Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President & CEO Kevin McAllister, Peter Seah, Singapore Airlines’ Chairman, and Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific & India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and other members of the airline and Boeing were also present.
The order was previously attributed to an unidentified customer and is worth $13.8 billion at current list prices. It is expected to sustain more than 70,000 direct and indirect U.S. jobs during the delivery period of this contract. The deal includes an option for 12 more aircraft – six of each type.
“SIA has been a Boeing customer for many decades and we are pleased to have finalised this major order for widebody aircraft, which will enable us to continue operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet,” said Goh. “These new aircraft will also provide the SIA Group with new growth opportunities, allowing us to expand our network and offer even more travel options for our customers.”