SIA To Finalize USD13.8 Billion Boeing Order. Singapore Airlines Ltd said today it will finalise an order for 39 Boeing Co aircraft worth 13.8 billion US dollars at list prices when Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong visits Washington D.C. next week.
Lee told CNBC television on Thursday that he hoped an agreement would be signed with Boeing to buy more aircraft for Singapore Airlines during his US visit from October 22nd to 26.
More details about the order are expected to be revealed after the signing ceremony in Washington.
The airline said, in February, it would order twenty triple 79 and nineteen 787-10 widebodies as part of plans to modernise its fleet over the next decade, however, the deal is yet to be finalised and placed in Boeing’s order book.
The deal was viewed as a major blow to Airbus SE as it battles against Boeing in the widebody market.
Airbus has lagged behind Boeing in net orders in the first nine months of the year, with 271 at the end of September versus 498 for its US rival.
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