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Singapore Airlines becomes new operator of the A350 XWB

Singapore Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350 XWB in Toulouse, France, becoming the fifth operator of the all-new widebody airliner. With its unrivalled passenger flying experience and operational efficiency, the A350 XWB will form the backbone of Singapore Airlines’ future mid-size widebody fleet. Singapore Airlines’ aircraft is configured in a premium three class layout...

SIA collects first Airbus A350-900 plane on Thursday

The new model is said to be about 20 per cent more fuel efficient than existing models, and could help Singapore Airlines save costs amid heating competition with Gulf carriers. Singapore Airlines (SIA) has successfully completed the first maiden test flight of its first Airbus A350-900 in Toulouse, France - home of aircraft maker Airbus - and is set to pick up the keys on Thursday (Mar 3).&nbs...

Singapore Airlines To Launch A350-900 Services To Amsterdam On 9 May

Singapore Airlines will launch the inaugural long-haul flight of its new Airbus A350-900 fleet to Amsterdam on 9 May 2016. The A350 will serve the Airline’s daily flight to Amsterdam as SQ324, as well as its return flight SQ323. Today’s announcement comes a day before Singapore Airlines is due to take delivery of its first A350-900 at the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. Prior...

Milbank Advises on US$10 Billion in Deals Signed at Singapore Aerospace Airshow in Asia

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP partner and head of the firm’s aviation and asset finance practice in Asia, Paul Ng advised on more than US$10 billion in transactions at the Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest gathering for the global aerospace community. Milbank was counsel on no less than five transactions signed at the Airshow including a over $3 billion jet engin...

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty wins service contract from Singapore Airlines

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran) signed a contract with Singapore Airlines during the Singapore Airshow to support the landing gear systems on its upcoming fleet of Airbus A350-900 jetliners. The airline’s first A350-900 will start revenue service soon. Since 2008, Messier-Bugatti-Dowty has also provided support services for Singapore Airlines’ A380 super-jumbo jets. This contract giv...

Despite economic headwinds, clear skies ahead for aviation: Experts

Asia is expected to account for one third of global passenger traffic in the coming years, with millions set to enter the middle class. And despite the current turbulent economy, Airshow organisers are confident that it's clear skies ahead. For many, the biennial Singapore Airshow is a chance to see aerial acrobatics, and for those who come for the static displays at the Changi Exhibit...

Singapore Airshow 2016 highlights

This year's Singapore Airshow came to a close on Sunday (Feb 21) after drawing more than 80,000 public visitors over the past two days. The first day the show opened to the public saw about 40,000 visitors.  Dropping by to see the hardware on display was President Tony Tan Keng Yam, Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean. ESM Goh Chok...

Singapore Benefits From Bizav, Despite Difficult Period

Singapore has achieved its status as a business aviation hub because of its central geographic location and the fact that it draws on business aviation customers from the surrounding countries, says Hawker Pacific VP Asia, Louis Leong. Leong says another advantage Singapore has is that many of the engine and component makers have overhaul facilities there. This helps MRO companies such as Hawke...

Singapore Airshow sees plane deals shrink to $12.7bn

The biannual Singapore Airshow Asia's biggest aerospace and defence exhibition, saw trade deals fall to $12.7bn (£8.9bn) this year compared with public takings of $32bn in 2014. Organisers said the smaller amount was because more transactions are being made privately due to the "changing nature of business deals". There were 11 announced deals, with another 40 m...

Ramco Systems, Air France open aviation lab in Singapore

To develop advanced aviation IT solutions, Ramco SystemsBSE along with a unit of Air France KLM have opened a lab innovation centre in Singapore. The Singapore Aviation MRO IT Lab Innovation Centre would focus on developing solutions such as wearables for ground engineers and drones to inspect aircraft on the tarmac. The lab, supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board, has been se...

Flying squad perform extraordinary aerobatic performances

The 2016 Singapore Airshow saw more than 500 corporations from around the world display their latest equipment and technologies with Boeing, presenting its 787-9 Dreamliner, while Airbus released its new long-range airliner A350-900. Both companies are eyeing the Asia-Pacific market, which they deem to be the most promising over the next 20 years. It has a potential demand of 12,000 airc...

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announce that training for Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ helicopters will be offered in Singapore starting in March 2016. A wide variety of training services will be provided using a new FlightSafety FS1000™ simulator. It will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration prior t...