Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet: August 2021

Singapore Airlines has sold seven inherited Boeing 737-800s to Virgin Australia, and picked up a few military charter flights this month.

This month we learned that Singapore Airlines has managed to sell seven of its surplus Boeing 737-800 aircraft fairly quickly, with the jets now set to enjoy a new lease of life with Virgin Australia. The aircraft had been inherited by the mainline carrier following a merger with SilkAir earlier this year.

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In other news some of the Airbus A350s have been enjoying some extra work for the military, with trips to Idaho, USA and Paya Lebar Air Force Base this month, in addition to their usual duties.

The penultimate Airbus A330 also looks set to make an imminent final departure.

Fleet totals

Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 31st August 2021.

  CAAS Database: 154  
  Awaiting certification:
For disposal:
-6
-33
 
  In Service: 115  
  In maintenance / stored:
-24
 
  Active: 91  

The official registered aircraft data in combination with recent retirement announcements and analysis of actual flight movements over the last few weeks allows us to determine the actual ‘in service’ fleet (available to the airline) of 115 planes at 31st August 2021, 91 of which were recently active.

  Click here to see the official CAAS list of registered aircraft in Singapore at 2nd August 2021.

SIA Passenger Fleet at 31st August 2021

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 or cargo flights (‘Active’).

Type
Registered In Service Active
A330-300
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2
0 0
A350-900
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27 27 27
A350-900 Regional
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22
22 22
A350-900 ULR
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7 7 7
A380-800 v1
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6 0 0
A380-800 v2
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4 3 0
A380-800 v3
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9 9 0
737-800
16
9 9
737-8 MAX
6 0 0
777-200
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8 0 0
777-200ER
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3 0 0
777-300
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2 0 0
777-300ER
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27 23 11
787-10
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15 15 15
Total 154 115 91

All the airline’s remaining Airbus A330s, Boeing 777-200s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 777-300s will not be returning to the fleet after COVID-19, in addition to seven older Airbus A380s, four Boeing 777-300ERs and seven Boeing 737-800s.

These are therefore excluded from the ‘In Service’ column.

Additionally, all currently registered Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft, which are awaiting re-certification, are excluded from the ‘In Service’ column for the time being.

This reflects a future fleet of 115 aircraft, plus future near-term deliveries of Airbus A350s, Boeing 737-8 MAXs and Boeing 787-10s.



 


 

Fleet activity

Four aircraft types are currently in service with the airline, as shown in the table below outlining the number in use at each of our monthly fleet update ‘snapshots’, from April 2020 to date.

SIA fleet activity timeline (2020)
  A350
B773
B77W
B787
Total
LH
R
ULR
Apr 16 10 4 18 15 63
May 14 9 3 18 15 59
Jun 21 12 2 11 15 61
Aug 23 14 1 4 14 56
Sep 24 13 1 7 12 57
Oct 24 13 1 4 12 54
Nov 25 17 10 14 66
Dec 26 18 3 9 14 70
SIA fleet activity timeline (2021)
  A350
B738
B77W
B787
Total
LH
R
ULR
Jan
26 18 6 9 15 74
Feb
25 17 6 9 15 72
Mar
26 17 7 4 11 15 80
Apr
26 19 7 8 11 15 86
May
25 21 7 9 12 15 89
Jun
25 22 7 9 12 15 90
Jul
27 22 7 9 15 15 95
Aug
27 22 7 9 11 15 91

Here’s a graphical look at the active vs. stored fleet.

Type Active / Inactive