Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet: January 2019

SQ 777s at Changi (Ferry Octavian)

Welcome to our first monthly update of the Singapore Airlines fleet for 2019. There was a flurry of delivery activity at the end of the year, with 5 brand new aircraft joining the airline. We take a look at how the 122 registered aircraft reported by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) has changed month-on-month, how the aircraft are distributed, which are in active service and which are set for disposal.

Headline numbers

Here’s how the Singapore Airlines fleet totals look at 7th January 2019.

CAAS Database: 122
For disposal: -1
In Service: 121
In routine maintenance, or delivered but yet to enter service: -5
Active: 116

The official registered aircraft data in combination with analysis of actual flight data over the last few weeks allows us to determine the actual ‘in service’ fleet of 121 planes at 7th January 2019, 116 of which are currently active.

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

Singapore Airlines Fleet at 7th January 2019

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

(full details)
21 21 21
A350-900 Regional
40 J (2018 RJ)
263 Y (2017 Y)

(full details)
2 2 2
A350-900 ULR
67 J (2013 J)
94 W (2018 W)

(full details)
7 7 6
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 7 7
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
4 F (2013 F)
48 J (2013 J)
28 W (2015 W)
184 Y (2013 Y)

(full details)
27 27 25
787-10
36 J (2018 RJ)
301 Y (2017 Y)

(full details)
8 8 8
Total 122 121 116

Correct at 7th January 2019

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

No longer in service (but still legally registered)

  • 777-200 9V-SQJ has already stopped flying for disposal.

Additional to the above, not currently active

  • A350-900 ULR 9V-SGG 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 9V-SWI is undergoing maintenance and cabin refit in Singapore.
  • 777-300ER 9V-SWT is undergoing maintenance and cabin refit in Singapore.

Changes this month

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

Airbus A330

  • No changes, 19 aircraft registered and active.

Airbus A350-900

  • No changes, with 21 aircraft registered and active.

Airbus A350-900 Regional

  • The first A350-900 Regional, 9V-SHB, which was delivered to Singapore on 1st December, entered commercial service as planned to Adelaide on 17th December.
  • The second A350-900 Regional, 9V-SHA, was delivered to Singapore on 18th December and entered commercial service on 23rd December, also to Adelaide.
  • Flights to Kuala Lumpur and Brisbane with the new aircraft type start today.

Airbus A350-900ULR

  • 1 A350-900ULR delivered (but inactive) at last month’s update, 9V-SGF, entered commercial service to Los Angeles on 6th December.
  • 1 new aircraft has been registered since the last update – 9V-SGG, which was delivered to Singapore on 15th December and has yet to enter service.
  • The registered A350-900ULR fleet now stands at 7 aircraft, with 6 active at 7th January 2019.
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December saw completion of the A350 ULR delivery schedule, with 7 aircraft now in the fleet. (Photo: Airbus)

Airbus A380

  • Active aircraft total remains unchanged since December – 9V-SKQ and 9V-SKS remain in routine maintenance in Singapore.
  • Currently 19 aircraft registered, 19 in service and 17 active.

Boeing 777-200

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

Boeing 777-200ER

  • No changes, with 6 aircraft registered and active.

Boeing 777-300

  • 9V-SYH, withdrawn from service some months ago with unknown fate, returned to commercial operations on 20th December to Manila.
  • The registered 777-300 fleet now stands at 5 aircraft, with 5 active.

Boeing 777-300ER

  • One aircraft, 9V-SWT, entered routine maintenance and cabin refit in Singapore on 23rd December, marking the end of the 2006 cabin products in the 777-300ER fleet.
  • Currently 27 aircraft registered, 27 in service and 25 active.

Boeing 787-10

  • The final 787-10 delivery for 2018, 9V-SCH, happened on Christmas Day – 25th December. The aircraft entered commercial service on 30th December to Tokyo.
  • Currently 8 aircraft registered, all of which are in service and actively flying.

Boeing 777-300ER Cabin Products

As we happily reported on Saturday last week, the final Singapore Airlines 777-300ER with the older 2006 cabin products (9V-SWT) went into the hangar for refit work in late December.

That’s great news as it now guarantees the 2013 cabin products on all Boeing 777-300ER flights operated by the airline with immediate effect.

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All Singapore Airlines 777-300ERs in service now feature the newer 2013 cabin products, like this Business Class seat. (Photo: Matt@TWN via Flickr)

The process was long-awaited, eventually taking over 2 years longer than planned for various reasons, but finally we are there.

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 early February 2019.

(Cover Photo: Ferry Octavian)

6 comments

  1. Good evening. We have just booked a 6.10pm flight from Brisbane to Singapore on the 28/12/19 and have read some terrible reviews on the old style business class. Are you able to confirm which product we will be getting? Thanks

  2. Hi there, is there any indication when the A380’s that fly JFK to FRA will have the retrofitted business class interiors? I’ll be flying in April and was wondering if the interiors will be updated by then.

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