SQ purchases Airbus A350

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theaustralian.news.com.au said:
SIA purchase eases Airbus's woes
Kevin Done, London
July 24, 2006

SINGAPORE Airlines, one of the world's most influential buyers of new aircraft, late last week gave the first crucial backing to the new family of medium capacity, long-range jets announced last week by Airbus.

In a powerful vote of confidence for the troubled European aircraft maker, Singapore Airlines signed a letter of intent to buy 20 A350 XWB-900s, and at the same time added nine more orders for the Airbus A380 superjumbo in a combined deal worth $US7.5 billion ($9.97 billion) at list prices before heavy discounts.

In addition, it agreed to lease from Airbus 19 A330-300s for delivery in 2009 and 2010 to provide interim capacity until the new A350s can be delivered between 2012 and 2014.

SIA purchase eases Airbus's woes | Aviation | The Australian
Some good news for Airbus after the woes with A380 delays.
 
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Note that given Airbus would be up for significant liquidated damages to SQ in relation to the A380 delays it's quite possible SQ got a VERY good price for the A350 orders. ;)

Purely conjecture on my part ... :cool:
 

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serfty said:
Note that given Airbus would be up for significant liquidated damages to SQ in relation to the A380 delays it's quite possible SQ got a VERY good price for the A350 orders. ;)

Purely conjecture on my part ... :cool:
I agree. I don't see the SQ order as a "powerful vote of confidence", but as part of the mutual compensation agreement made between Airbus and SIA for the delayed delivery of the A380.
 
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