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Singapore Airlines Fleet: November 2018

SQ 777 Duo in SIN (Aero Icarus)

Here is our monthly update of the Singapore Airlines fleet for November 2018. At 31st October 2018 the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) reported 117 registered aircraft in the SIA mainline fleet, an increase of 2 from the previous month.

As usual we’ve combined our own knowledge and analysis of actual flight data over the last few weeks with the official statistics to reveal the actual ‘in service’ fleet of 114 planes at 5th November 2018, 109 of which are currently active.

Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 31st October 2018.

Singapore Airlines Fleet at 5th November 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
& Layout
Registered In Service Active
A330-300
30 J (2009 RJ)
255 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
20 19 19
A350-900
42 J (2013 J)
24 W (2015 W)
187 Y (2013 Y)

(full details)
21 21 21
A350-900 ULR
67 J (2013 J)
94 W (2018 W)

(full details)
4 4 3
A380-800 v1
12 R (2006 R)
60 J (2006 J)
36 W (2015 W)
333 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
6 6 6
A380-800 v2
12 R (2006 R)
86 J (2006 J)
36 W (2015 W)
245 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
8 8 6
A380-800 v3
6 R (2017 R)
78 J (2017 J)
44 W (2015 W)
343 Y (2017 Y)

(full details)
5 5 5
777-200
38 J (2009 RJ)
228 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
8 6 6
777-200ER
26 J (2006 J)
245 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
6 6 6
777-300
8 F (2006 F)
50 J (2009 RJ)
226 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
5 5 5
777-300ER v1
8 F (2006 F)
42 J (2006 J)
228 Y (2006 Y)

(full details)
1 1 1
777-300ER v2
4 F (2013 F)
48 J (2013 J)
28 W (2015 W)
184 Y (2013 Y)

(full details)
26 26 24
787-10
36 J (2018 RJ)
301 Y (2017 Y)

(full details)
7 7 7
Total 117 114 109

Correct at 5th November 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.
  • A330-300 9V-STC has already stopped flying for return to the lessor. Back in service, thanks to one of our readers for alerting us.
  • 777-200 9V-SQJ has already stopped flying for disposal.
  • 777-200 9V-SQL has already stopped flying for disposal.

Additional to the above, not currently active

  • A350-900 ULR 9V-SGD has been delivered but has not yet entered revenue service.
  • A380-800 v2 9V-SKQ is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
  • A380-800 v2 9V-SKS is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
  • 777-300ER v2 9V-SWI is undergoing maintenance and cabin refit in Singapore.
  • 777-300ER v2 9V-SWL is undergoing maintenance in Singapore.
SQ 777-200 Sunset (RM Bulseco).jpg
Into the sunset – 777-200s are fast departing the SIA fleet to make way for newer aircraft like the A350. (Photo: RM Bulesco)

Changes this month

Since October 2018 (and since the CAAS database at 30th September 2018) the following changes have been recorded:

Airbus A330

  • 9V-STC has been withdrawn from service for lease return, but remains legally registered. Back in service having not flown for 14 days, thanks to one of our readers for alerting us.
  • The registered A330 fleet now stands at 20 aircraft, with 18 19 active.

Airbus A350-900

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

Airbus A350-900ULR

  • 3 A350-900ULRs delivered at last month’s update all entered commercial service in the last month. 9V-SGA first flew on 18th October, -SGB on 11th October and -SGC on 24th October.
  • 1 new aircraft has been registered since the last update – 9V-SGD, which was delivered to Singapore on 26th October. It has yet to enter commercial service.
  • The registered A350-900ULR fleet now stands at 4 aircraft, with 3 active at 5th November 2018.
A359ULR Delivery 1 (Singapore Airlines).jpg
There are now 4 A350-900ULR aircraft in the SIA fleet, with 3 of them actively flying to Newark and Los Angeles. In addition to the 4th example entering service, at least 2 more should be delivered this month. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

Airbus A380

  • 1 aircraft, 9V-SKE, was de-registered having been flown to France and returned to its lessor on 5th October.
  • Active aircraft total remains unchanged since October – 9V-SKK finished routine maintenance and re-entered active service to Osaka on 29th October 2018, however 9V-SKS entered routine maintenance in Singapore the following day.
  • Currently 19 aircraft registered, 19 in service and 17 active.
  • None of the 14 older A380 aircraft are yet in the process of receiving retrofits of the new 2017 cabin products. We understand the first refitted aircraft will enter service in the third quarter of 2019, suggesting refits will not start until mid-2019.

Boeing 777-200

  • 9V-SQL has been withdrawn from service for disposal, but remains legally registered.
  • The registered 777-200 fleet now stands at 8 aircraft, with 6 active.

Boeing 777-200ER

  • No changes, with 6 aircraft registered and active.

Boeing 777-300

  • No changes, with 5 aircraft registered and active.

Boeing 777-300ER

  • One aircraft, 9V-SWI, entered routine maintenance and cabin refit work in Singapore on 27th October 2018. It will emerge as a 4-class version 2 aircraft on completion.
  • Currently 27 aircraft registered, 27 in service and 25 active.

Boeing 787-10

  • 1 new aircraft has been registered since October, 9V-SCG was delivered to Singapore on 31st October 2018, and entered commercial service on 2nd November 2018 to Perth.
  • Currently 7 aircraft registered, 7 in service and 7 active.

Known upcoming changes

Airbus A350-900ULR

At least 2 more A350-900ULR aircraft should be delivered this month, to support daily Newark and Los Angeles operations, plus an additional 3-times weekly San Francisco operation.

The final ULR aircraft may arrive in either late November or early December, to allow the Los Angeles route to increase to 10 weekly flights.

Airbus A350-900 Regional

Expect the first of the A350 regional variant to arrive in December 2018, with services to Adelaide from 17th December and Jakarta the following day.

Boeing 777-300ER

The last two remaining 777-300ERs with 2006 cabin products, 9V-SWI and -SWT, were both due to be in the hangar for maintenance and cabin re-work by now, however only -SWI has commenced this process with -SWT still making revenue flights sporadically on routes including Jakarta, Manila, Tokyo Haneda and Shanghai.

This wasn’t the original plan and the unusual city pattern suggests the aircraft is covering for other maintenance work. It means the single cabin seat configuration on the 777-300ER fleet will happen a little later than planned, but is still imminent.

2006 J (Jeremy Low).jpg
These seats were supposed to be gone from the 777-300ER by now, but we’ll have to wait a little longer than planned for the last aircraft, 9V-SWT, to finally go in for refit. (Photo: Jeremy Low)

Boeing 787-10

Two new 787-10 aircraft were due to arrive in October, 9V-SCG and -SGH, however only SCG was delivered. The estimated delivery of -SGH is now planned for later this month. These are the original pair of Boeing 787-10 test aircraft with Rolls-Royce engines, originally both slated for delivery in August.

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 December 2018.

(Cover Photo: Aero Icarus)

5 comments

  1. Well, I expect that 9V-SWT will be refitted with the 2013 cabin products by the middle or end of next month. I dunno yet. As for the Airbus A350 Regionals coming, I am foreseeing that the registration numbers might begin with 9V-SJ* (previously carried by the Airbus A340-300s).

    1. Thanks for spotting that. Started flying again yesterday after a 2-week hiatus, so it’s clearly sticking around for a while longer. Article amended.

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