Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet: October 2018

SQ A330s 2 (Robert Frola)

Welcome to our monthly update of the Singapore Airlines fleet. At 30th September 2018 the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) reported 115 registered aircraft in the SIA mainline fleet. With our own knowledge plus analysis of actual flight data over the last few weeks, we’re able to determine the actual ‘in service’ fleet is 113 at 10th October 2018, 109 of which are currently active.

Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 30th September 2018.

Singapore Airlines Fleet at 10th October 2018

This table shows the Singapore Airlines fleet including how many of each aircraft type are legally registered (‘Registered’), available to the airline (‘In Service’) and currently operating revenue passenger flights (‘Active’).

Type Regist’d In Service Active Layout
(full details)
20 19 19 30 J (2009 RJ)
255 Y (2006 Y)
285 Total
(full details)
21 21 21 42 J (2013 J)
24 W (2015 W)
187 Y (2013 Y)
253 Total
A350-900 ULR
(full details)
3 3 0 67 J (2013 J)
94 W (2018 W)
161 Total
A380-800 v1
(full details)
7 6 5 12 R (2006 R)
60 J (2006 J)
36 W (2015 W)
333 Y (2006 Y)
441 Total
A380-800 v2
(full details)
8 8 7 12 R (2006 R)
86 J (2006 J)
36 W (2015 W)
245 Y (2006 Y)
441 Total
A380-800 v3
(full details)
5 5 5 6 R (2017 R)
78 J (2017 J)
44 W (2015 W)
343 Y (2017 Y)
471 Total
(full details)
8 7 7 38 J (2009 RJ)
228 Y (2006 Y)
266 Total
(full details)
6 6 6 26 J (2006 J)
245 Y (2006 Y)
271 Total
(full details)
5 5 5 8 F (2006 F)
50 J (2009 RJ)
226 Y (2006 Y)
284 Total
777-300ER v1
(full details)
2 2 2 8 F (2006 F)
42 J (2006 J)
228 Y (2006 Y)
278 Total
777-300ER v2
(full details)
25 25 24 4 F (2013 F)
48 J (2013 J)
28 W (2015 W)
184 Y (2013 Y)
264 Total
(full details)
6 6 6 36 J (2018 RJ)
301 Y (2017 Y)
337 Total
Total 116 113 109

Correct at 10th October 2018

Differences between registered, in service and active aircraft in the table:

No longer in service (but still legally registered)

  • A330-300 9V-STB has already stopped flying for return to the lessor.
  • A380-800 v1 9V-SKE has already left SIA service and was flown to France on 5th October 2018 for storage by the lessor.
  • 777-200 9V-SQJ has already stopped flying for disposal.

Additional to the above, not currently active

  • A350-900 ULR 9V-SGA, SGB & SGC have not yet entered revenue service (first commercial flight is 11th October 2018).
  • A380-800 v1 9V-SKK is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
  • A380-800 v2 9V-SKQ is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
  • 777-300ER v2 9V-SWL is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
SQ A330 (Kentaro Iemoto).jpg
Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A330s are gradually leaving the fleet and returning to their respective leasing companies as newer aircraft are delivered. (Photo: Kentaro Iemoto)

Changes this month

Since September 2018 (and the CAAS database at 31st August 2018) the following changes have been recorded:

Airbus A330

  • 2 aircraft – 9V-STA and -STV have been formally de-registered from the fleet since September.
  • The registered A330 fleet now stands at 20 aircraft, with 19 active.

Airbus A350-900

  • No changes, with 21 aircraft registered and in service.

Airbus A350-900ULR

  • 3 new aircraft have been registered since September – 9V-SGA, -SGB and -SGC. All three have now been delivered to Singapore.
  • The registered A350-900ULR fleet now stands at 3 aircraft, with none active at 10th October 2018. Services to Newark commence tomorrow, on 11th October 2018.

Airbus A380

  • Currently 20 aircraft registered, 19 in service and 17 active.
  • Active aircraft total increased by 1 from September – 9V-SKR returned from routine maintenance in Abu Dhabi on 1st October 2018 and re-entered active service to Paris on 4th October 2018.
  • None of the 14 older A380 aircraft are yet in the process of receiving retrofits of the new 2017 cabin products. This project now appears to have been pushed well into 2019.

Boeing 777-200

  • No changes, with 8 aircraft registered and 7 aircraft active.

Boeing 777-200ER

  • 1 aircraft – 9V-SVG has been formally de-registered from the fleet since September. The registered and active 777-200ER fleet now stands at 6 aircraft.

Boeing 777-300

  • No changes, with 5 aircraft registered and active.

Boeing 777-300ER

  • No changes, with 27 aircraft registered and 26 aircraft active.

Boeing 787-10

  • No changes, with 6 aircraft registered and in service.

Known upcoming changes

The final A380 in the initial batch of 5 leased aircraft being returned to their owners, 9V-SKE, left Singapore on 5th October 2018 and should be formally de-registered by the next update. It flew its last SIA revenue flight on 23rd April 2018.

SKA Lourdes (Dieter Müller)
With 9V-SKA (pictured) and -SKB due to be scrapped, and only 9V-SKC finding a new home with HiFly, the fate of the last 2 aircraft 9V-SKD and -SKE looks uncertain. (Photo: Dieter Müller)

The last two remaining 777-300ERs with 2006 cabin products, 9V-SWI and -SWT, should both be in the hangar for maintenance and cabin re-work by 29th October 2018, marking the dawn of a single cabin seat configuration on the 777-300ER fleet as we revealed in July.

We expect two more Boeing 787-10 deliveries later this month. 9V-SCG and -SGH are the original pair of Boeing 787-10 test aircraft with Rolls-Royce engines. They were originally slated for delivery in August. It’s unclear whether their delayed delivery is as a result of longer than anticipated re-work and customer fitting, or is at SIA’s request.

SQ 787-10 Tailfins CHS (Singapore Airlines)
9V-SCG and -SCH were the original Boeing 787-10 test aircraft, pictured here prior to re-work and customer fittings. Both aircraft are due for delivery this month. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

The third 787-10 Boeing test aircraft, with General Electric engines, is destined for United Airlines and will be delivered as their 4th example in December 2018.


Full details

As usual you can see full details of each aircraft type in the Singapore Airlines fleet at the following links, including aircraft registrations specific to each configuration.

If the seat types and routes interest you more – see our Seats Guide.

Stay tuned for the next fleet update in November 2018.

(Cover Photo: Robert Frola)


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