BOE­ING AIR­LIN­ERS FOR SIN­GA­PORE AIR­LINES

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Sin­ga­pore Air­lines has en­tered into an agree­ment with the Amer­i­can aerospace gi­ant

Boe­ing for the pur­chase of 39 new wide-body air­lin­ers. The deal is for 20 Boe­ing 777-9 and 19 Boe­ing 787-10 airiners, a to­tal of 39 plat­forms. The to­tal deal is val­ued at $13.8 bil­lion at the cur­rent list prices. This deal which was signed at the White House in the pres­ence of US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and Prime Min­is­ter of Sin­ga­pore Lee Hsien Loong, will prove to be a wind­fall not only for Boe­ing, but for the Amer­i­can econ­omy as a whole as it is ex­pected to cre­ate over 70,000 jobs in the US aerospace in­dus­try and help boost busi­ness prospects of the thou­sands of sup­pli­ers that are con­nected with the in­dus­try. This huge or­der by Sin­ga­pore Air­lines is also a re­flec­tion of the air­line’s pref­er­ence for large plat­forms from Boe­ing which the air­line has been op­er­at­ing for the last over seven decades. Sin­ga­pore Air­lines cur­rently op­er­ates more than 50 Boe­ing 777 air­craft. The air­line is also the launch cus­tomer for the Boe­ing 787-10 which is ex­pected to be de­liv­ered in the first half of 2018. Af­ter in­duc­tion of the fresh lot of Boe­ing 787-10 air­craft, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines will be the largest op­er­a­tor in the world of this plat­form.

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