Singapore Airlines has announced an order for 20 GE9X-powered Boeing 777-9 aircraft and five spare engines. The order for 45 GE9X engines is valued at more than $2.0 billion (USD) list price.
“Singapore Airlines’ order for 20 GE9X-powered 777-9 aircraft demonstrates the airline’s confidence in the new engine-aircraft combination,” said Ted Ingling, GE9X general manager at GE Aviation. “The new GE9X engine has performed flawlessly through initial testing. With more than 700 engines on order, it has become one of the fastest selling widebody engines for GE Aviation.”
Rolls-Royce has won a $1.7bn order from Singapore Airlines for Trent 1000 engines to power 19 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The engines will be covered by Rolls-Royce’s engine service, TotalCare.
This builds on a previous SIA Group order for Trent 1000 engines to power 50 787s, made in 2013. Twelve of those aircraft are now in service with SIA subsidiary Scoot and are also covered by TotalCare.
Eric Schulz, Rolls-Royce, President – Civil Aerospace, said: “The Trent 1000 has real momentum in the marketplace, winning more than 60 per cent of engine competitions in the last six years. We are excited and honoured by the continued confidence of Singapore Airlines in the Trent 1000 engine, and in particular our latest and most advanced version, the Trent 1000 TEN.”Date: February 14, 2017