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Old 23rd February 2018, 12:16 PM
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Default SIA expected B787-10 in May from Perth

Perth to be Australia’s first Boeing 787-10 destination

Australia will welcome the Boeing 787-10 to these shores for the first time in May 2018 when Singapore Airlines (SIA) commences flights to Perth with the next generation widebody.

SIA said one of its four daily flights to between Perth and its Singapore hub would switch to the 787-10, replacing either the Boeing 777-200 or Airbus A330-300 which currently operate on the route.

As the aircraft will primarily be deployed within Asia Pacific, SIA has chosen a two-class layout for the 787-10, comprising 36 new, yet-to-be-revealed, regional business class seats offering direct aisle access for every passenger and 301 economy class seats in a 3-3-3 layout for a total of 337.

In addition to the improvement in cabin amenities, the switch to the 787-10 also represented a capacity increase of about five per cent on the Perth-Singapore route, given the 777-200s and A330-300s have 266 and 285 seats, respectively.

“Deploying our brand new 787-10 product to Perth reinforces the importance the city plays in our global network and will help to cater for the growing demand we have seen from the West Australian market,” SIA regional vice president Phillip Goh said in a statement on Thursday.

“I am looking forward to welcoming the new aircraft to Perth and showcasing our new regional cabin products to our customers.”

SIA has firm orders for 30 787-10s, as a well as a letter of intent for a further 19 of the type. It is the 787-10’s launch customer.

The airline’s first 787-10, 9V-SCA, commenced flight testing on February 2 2018. The official delivery ceremony was scheduled for late March.
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Old 23rd March 2018, 03:45 PM
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9V-SCA the first 787-10 (IATA code 78X) for SIA has now been doing Training flights between Charleston and Myrtle beach since 17 March, up to 4 return flights a day. All Things 787 show it being delivered to SIA on 14 March.
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Old 26th March 2018, 12:37 PM
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Old 9th May 2018, 12:07 PM
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Australia’s first Boeing 787-10 flight touches down in Perth

Perth has welcomed the first scheduled Boeing 787-10 passenger service to Australia, with the arrival of Singapore Airlines flight SQ223 on Monday afternoon.

Operated by 787-10 9V-SCA, SQ223 touched down at Perth a little after 1430 local time, at the end of its five-hour journey from Singapore.

The aircraft was on the ground for about two and a half hours before taking off as SQ214 back to Singapore.

Passengers booked on SQ214 were greeted at check-in with a West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) string quartet, while there was a some complimentary food for all passengers at the gate lounge.
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