Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines Fleet: December 2021

Singapore Airlines is rounding off 2021 with over 100 of its passenger aircraft back in regular service, including 7 flagship Airbus A380s.

Singapore Airlines had a bumper end to 2021 with an expansion of the Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme to a total of 24 countries, 21 of which the carrier is now serving with regular passenger flights, allowing an expansion of the operating passenger fleet to over 100 aircraft for the first time since the pandemic hit.

36 aircraft are still in storage, either at Changi or in Alice Springs, though only 15 of these are due to return to service, with the others for sale or disposal.

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Highlights for the end of the year were undoubtedly the re-entry into service for the new and refitted Airbus A380s, plus the debut of the Boeing 737-8 MAX with new cabin products.

To round off the year, the airline will take delivery of its 57th Airbus A350 on 29th December 2021.

Fleet totals

Here are the Singapore Airlines passenger fleet totals at 29th December 2021.

  CAAS Database: 144  
  Recently delivered:
For disposal:
+2
-21
 
  In Service: 125  
  In maintenance / stored:
-15
 
  Active: 110  

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 125 planes at 29th December 2021, 110 of which were recently active.

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

SIA Passenger Fleet at 29th December 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
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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4 0 0
A380-800 v2
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3 2 0
A380-800 v3
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10 10 7
737-800
13
9 8
737-8 MAX
10 10 6
777-200
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6 0 0
777-200ER
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1 0 0
777-300
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2 0 0
777-300ER
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26 23 18
787-10
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15 15 15
Total 146 125 110

All the airline’s remaining registered Boeing 777-200s, Boeing 777-200ERs and Boeing 777-300s will not be returning to the fleet, in addition to five older Airbus A380s, three Boeing 777-300ERs and four Boeing 737-800s.

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

This reflects a future fleet of 125 aircraft, plus future near-term deliveries of Airbus A350s, Boeing 737-8 MAXs and Boeing 787-10s.

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

Type Active / Inactive  
A350 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%
A350 R ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%
A350 ULR ■■■■■■■ 100%
A380 ■■■■■■■□□□□□□□□□□ 41%
737-800 ■■■■■■■■□□□□□ 62%
777-200 □□□□□□ 0%
777-200ER 0%
777-300 □□ 0%
777-300ER ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■□□□□□□□□ 69%
787-10 ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■ 100%

 


 


 

Farewell Airbus A330s

The final Airbus A330 to leave the Singapore Airlines fleet and return to its lessor was 9V-SSI, which was flown to storage in Spain on 16th October 2021.

Singapore Airlines flew a total of 34 Airbus A330s between February 2009 and April 2020, with a peak fleet of 29 of the aircraft active during 2015.

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These aircraft were only leased on five-year terms, initially as a stop-gap due to production delays for SIA’s Boeing 787s and Airbus A350s, though additional leases were later signed for the A330s, while some lease terms were extended.

Ex-SIA A330 9V-STQ had a new lease of life with Air Canada. (Photo: Dillon Chong)

Those still in service around the world after being returned by SIA include aircraft now flown by Brussels Airlines, Air Canada, Oman Air and TAP Air Portugal.

You can see a full list of ex-SIA Airbus A330s now with new operators here, and a list of those in storage here.

Welcome back A380s

The introduction of more VTLs has given Singapore Airlines the confidence to start reintroducing some of its Airbus A380s to passenger service, for the first time since March 2020.

A series of round-trips to and from Kuala Lumpur came first in early November, followed by regular daily service to London, then Sydney.

All A380s returning to the SIA fleet feature the latest 2017 cabin products. (Photo: Agent Wolf / Shutterstock)

Further expansion for the A380s in 2022 includes:

  • Mumbai from 10th January 2022
  • Delhi from 14th February 2022
  • Frankfurt from 27th March 2022
  • New York from 27th March 2022

Meanwhile two older A380s, 9V-SKG and 9V-SKH, have been scrapped at Changi for spare parts.

That leaves 17 Airbus A380s in the registered SIA fleet, five of which have been retired and will not re-enter service, as shown in the following table.

Singapore Airlines A380 Fleet
(27th December 2021)

Aircraft Current
Location
Version Fate /
Status
9V-SKF SIN V1 Retired
9V-SKI SIN V1 Retired
9V-SKJ SIN V1 Retired
9V-SKK ASP V1 Retired
9V-SKL ASP V2 Future
Refit &
Re-entry
9V-SKM SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKN SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKP ASP V2 Retired
9V-SKQ SIN V2
(V3 pending)
Refit &
Re-entry
9V-SKR SIN V3 Stored
9V-SKS SIN V3 Stored
9V-SKT SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKU SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKV SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKW SIN V3 Stored
9V-SKY SIN V3 In
Service
9V-SKZ ASP V3 Stored

We understand all six Version 1 aircraft (9V-SKF to -SKK) and one Version 2 aircraft (9V-SKP) will be leaving the fleet (-SKG and -SKH having already being dismantled).

Ten A380s now have the new 2017 cabin products installed, five from new and another five completed refits.

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9V-SKQ’s refit should be finished next, leaving only 9V-SKL to be done. 9V-SKZ also needs to be flown back from Alice Springs, but does not require any cabin modifications.

The first Boeing 777-300ER is retired

Back in May 2021 Singapore Airlines confirmed that four of its Boeing 777-300ERs would be retired from the fleet following a write-down process, with the carrier confirming to Mainly Miles that 9V-SWA, 9V-SWD, 9V-SWE and 9V-SWF are the affected aircraft.

The first of those, and oldest in the fleet, has now departed for its new life in the USA.

Here’s 9V-SWA on a test flight in late September 2021, devoid of its Singapore Airlines titles.

The aircraft was flown to Victorville in the USA on late October 2021, and is destined to join Spanish charter and corporate operator Privilege Style in the coming months.

Boeing 737 MAXs enter service

November saw the reveal of Singapore Airlines’ latest narrow-body Regional Business Class and Economy Class products on the Boeing 737-8 MAX, following their refit from SilkAir configuration and the lifting of restrictions on the aircraft type by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.

Here are our dedicated articles covering the new cabins, to help you know what to expect on board.

The first MAX entered revenue service on 23rd November 2021 between Singapore and Phuket, and all six ex-SilkAir aircraft have now joined the active fleet.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 MAX Fleet

Active MAX Fleet
Reg. Age SIA First Service Livery Location
9V-MBA 4.2 yrs 28 Nov 2021
(SIN-HKT)
SIN
9V-MBB 4.1 yrs
6 Dec 2021
(SIN-PNH)
SIN
9V-MBC 4.0 yrs
23 Nov 2021
(SIN-HKT)
SIN
9V-MBD 3.7 yrs
17 Dec 2021
(SIN-KUL)
SIN
9V-MBE 3.6 yrs
4 Dec 2021
(SIN-HKT)
SIN
9V-MBF 2.8 yrs
24 Nov 2021
(SIN-HKT)
SIN

Since late November Singapore Airlines has been taking delivery of brand new MAX aircraft from Boeing every 10 days or so, with four additional aircraft arriving over the last month as shown below.

Singapore Airlines Boeing 737 MAX Recent Deliveries

MAXs Under Refit
Reg. Age Delivered Livery Location
9V-MBG 2.7 yrs
25 Nov 2021
SIN
9V-MBH 2.6 yrs
4 Dec 2021
SIN
9V-MBI 2.4 yrs
14 Dec 2021
SIN
9V-MBJ 2.4 yrs
25 Dec 2021
SIN

These retain their SilkAir livery and cabin configuration, since that was the original intention for the aircraft, and so they will now be progressively refitted to the new SIA standard before entering service.

One of the aircraft will join the active fleet by 31st March 2022, with the other three listed above plus four upcoming deliveries entering service post-refit in the 2022 / 23 financial year.

Last Boeing 737-800 sold

Back in August we reported how Singapore Airlines had sold seven of its eight owned former SilkAir Boeing 737-800s to Virgin Australia, as follows:

  • 9V-MGF (age 7.3 years)
  • 9V-MGG (age 7.2 years)
  • 9V-MGH (age 7.2 years)
  • 9V-MGI (age 6.9 years)
  • 9V-MGJ (age 6.7 years)
  • 9V-MGP (age 5.6 years)
  • 9V-MGQ (age 5.2 years)

Only 9V-MGJ and -MGQ are still in Singapore, with the others already delivered to Brisbane for refit to the Virgin Australia configuration.

The airline has now secured the sale of its final owned Boeing 737-800, 9V-MGO, which departed on 30th November 2021 for a slightly more glamorous life as a private jet with the Dubai Royal Flight.

9V-MGO will soon be flying VIP and VVIP passengers around for the Dubai Royal Flight, like this 737-800. (Photo: Ronald Winkler)

The remaining nine Boeing 737-800s in the SIA fleet are on operating leases, which expire in 2024 (five aircraft) and 2025 (four aircraft). They will be replaced by future Boeing 737-8 MAX deliveries.

A350 Freighters

One side of the fleet we don’t normally pay much attention to is Singapore Airlines’ seven dedicated Boeing 747-400F cargo aircraft.

These range from 16 to 21 years old, and so the airline has been identifying replacement options over the last few years.

(Image: Airbus)

On 15th December 2021 Singapore Airlines announced that it had selected the new Airbus A350F freighter aircraft to replace its Boeing 747-400Fs, signing a letter of intent with Airbus for the purchase of seven aircraft, which will start to arrive in late 2025.

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The agreement includes purchase options on a further five A350Fs, which SIA says will provide “the ability to adapt our requirements to future demand in the cargo market”.

The A350F offers 40% better fuel efficiency than the Boeing 747-400F, but can carry an almost identical cargo payload over a slightly longer range, according to the following data released by Singapore Airlines.

 Airbus A350FBoeing 747-400F
Length70.61m70.7m
Max Take Off Weight319 tonnes395 tonnes
Max Payload109 tonnes116 tonnes
Volume728 m3738 m3
Range4,700 nm4,500 nm
EngineRolls-Royce
TXWB-97
Pratt & Whitney
PW4056

As part of the deal, Singapore Airlines will reduce its order for passenger Airbus A350 aircraft by two (from 67 to 65) and also reduce its Airbus A320neo commitment (for Scoot) by 15, from 33 to 18.

Fleet activity by registration

Here’s a breakdown of the SIA fleet of passenger aircraft based on recent revenue passenger or cargo-only flight activity, based on an analysis conducted on 27th December 2021.

Airbus A350s

The Airbus A350-900 long-haul fleet was fully active in July 2021, with all 27 aircraft flying revenue services over the last two weeks.

!A359 Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SMA  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMC  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMD  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SME  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMF  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMG  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMH  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMI  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SMJ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMK  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SML  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMM  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMN  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMO  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMP  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMQ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMR  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMS  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMT  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SMU  SIN 19 Dec 21 8
9V-SMV  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SMW  SIN 24 Dec 21 3
9V-SMY  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SMZ  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SJA  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SJB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

A brand new Airbus A350 long-haul variant, 9V-SJE, is due for delivery on 29th December 2021.

Update: 9V-SJE’s delivery now appears to be have been postponed twice.

All Airbus A350-900 Regional aircraft were flying recently.

!A359R Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SHA  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHC  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHD  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHE  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHF  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHG  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHH  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHI  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHJ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHK  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHL  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHM  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHN  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHO  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHP  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHQ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHR  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHS  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SHT  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SHU  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SHV  SIN 27 Dec 21 0

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

All of the airline’s Airbus A350-900 ULR aircraft are in service, covering daily San Francisco and New York JFK services.

!A359 ULR Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SGA  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SGB  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SGC  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SGD  SIN 22 Dec 21 5
9V-SGE  SIN 24 Dec 21 3
9V-SGF  SIN 23 Dec 21 4
9V-SGG  SIN 25 Dec 21 2

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.



 


 

Airbus A380s

With the Airbus A380 fleet back in action in November and December 2021, 7 aircraft are being regularly used on daily London and Sydney links.

!A388 Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SKF  SIN 24 Mar 20 643
9V-SKI  SIN 20 Mar 20 647
9V-SKJ  SIN 20 Mar 20 647
9V-SKK ASP 21 Mar 20 646
9V-SKL ASP 27 Mar 20 640
9V-SKM  SIN 22 Dec 21 5
9V-SKN  SIN 24 Dec 21 3
9V-SKP ASP 24 Mar 20 643
9V-SKQ  SIN 26 Mar 20 641
9V-SKR  SIN 19 Mar 20 648
9V-SKS  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SKT  SIN 21 Dec 21 6
9V-SKU  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SKV  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SKW  SIN 26 Mar 20 641
9V-SKY  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SKZ ASP 30 Mar 20 637

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

SIA has confirmed 12 of its A380 aircraft will be remaining under current plans for the post-COVID recovery, all to be fitted with new cabin products before returning to service.

Boeing 737-800s

8 our of the 9 Boeing 737-800s that moved across from SilkAir to Singapore Airlines remain in regular service with the mainline carrier, with only 9V-MGM taking a break this month.

Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-MGA  SIN 19 Dec 21 8
9V-MGB  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MGC  SIN 15 Dec 21 12
9V-MGD  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MGE  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-MGH  SIN 11 Apr 21 260
9V-MGJ  SIN 25 Apr 21 246
9V-MGK  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MGL  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-MGM  SIN 1 Dec 21 26
9V-MGN  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MGP  SIN 20 Apr 21 251
9V-MGQ  SIN 27 Mar 20 640

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

SilkAir’s last passenger flight was on 6th May 2021, from Kathmandu to Singapore. Don’t miss our tribute to the regional subsidiary’s rich 29-year history.

Boeing 737-8 MAX

All six of the SIA’s Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft transferred from SilkAir are now in regular service, with four recently delivered aircraft still to undergo their cabin refits.

Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-MBA  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MBB  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-MBC  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-MBD  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-MBE  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-MBF  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-MBG  SIN To enter service
9V-MBH  SIN To enter service
9V-MBI  SIN To enter service
9V-MBJ  SIN To enter service

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

Four further MAX aircraft already built by Boeing and stored in the USA will join the fleet between now and March 2022.

Boeing 777-200 / -200ER / -300s

One of Singapore Airlines’ Boeing 777-200s stored at Changi for over two years following a failed sale attempt, 9V-SQJ, was scrapped at Changi alongside two older Airbus A380s.

Additionally, one of the seven Boeing 777-200s SIA was leasing to the now-defunct NokScoot and being stored at Alice Springs (9V-SRF) has been sold and will enter service with Eastern Airlines following conversion to a freighter aircraft, a process now ongoing in Kansas City, USA.

!B772 Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SRG ASP 1 Feb 20 695
9V-SRH ASP 23 Mar 20 644
9V-SRJ ASP 7 Jun 20 568
9V-SRL ASP 24 Mar 20 643
9V-SRP  SIN 24 Mar 20 643
9V-SRQ  SIN 15 Jun 20 560

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

Both 9V-SRP and 9V-SRQ were returned from Alice Springs to Singapore in early April 2021, presumably in preparation for disposal / sale.

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Meanwhile all 2 of the airline’s Boeing 777-200ERs stored in Alice Springs (9V-SVB and -SVC) have also left to join Eastern Airlines as freighters, leaving only 9V-SVE for sale.

!B772ER Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SVE ASP 21 Mar 20 646

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

There are still two retired Boeing 777-300 (non-ER) aircraft in the fleet, also for disposal.

!B773 Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SYF  SIN 10 Apr 20 626
9V-SYH  SIN 5 May 20 601

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.



 


 

Boeing 777-300ERs

18 of SIA’s 26 Boeing 777-300ERs were active over the last two weeks, the highest level we’ve seen since the pandemic thanks to their deployment on several VTL routes.

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The other 8 aircraft are stored at Changi or Alice Springs, though as we know (following the retirement of 9V-SWA), -SWD, -SWE and -SWF will also not rejoin the fleet, leaving only 5 to be activated again.

!B773ER Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SWB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWD  SIN 19 Mar 20 648
9V-SWE  SIN 1 Feb 21 329
9V-SWF  SIN 28 Sep 20 455
9V-SWG  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWH  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWI  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWJ  SIN 4 May 20 602
9V-SWK ASP 1 Aug 21 148
9V-SWL ASP 13 Mar 21 289
9V-SWM  SIN 24 Dec 21 3
9V-SWN  SIN 24 Dec 21 3
9V-SWO  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SWP  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWQ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWR  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWS  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWT  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SWU  SIN 9 Dec 21 18
9V-SWV  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SWW  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SWY  SIN 5 Dec 20 387
9V-SWZ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SNA  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SNB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SNC  SIN 27 Dec 21 0

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

The VTLs have marked a shift-change for the Boeing 777-300ER fleet, which was predominantly operating cargo-only flights after the onset of the pandemic, though these aircraft are now increasingly being used for passenger services too.

Routes include Paris, London, Sydney, New York and Jakarta, including the First Class cabin.

Boeing 787-10s

All of SIA’s 15 Boeing 787-10s are currently active, flying a mixture of passenger and cargo-only flights.

!B78X Label
Aircraft Location Last flew Days ago
9V-SCA  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCB  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCC  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCD  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SCE  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCF  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCG  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCH  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCI  SIN 26 Dec 21 1
9V-SCJ  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCK  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCL  SIN 22 Dec 21 5
9V-SCM  SIN 25 Dec 21 2
9V-SCN  SIN 27 Dec 21 0
9V-SCO  SIN 27 Dec 21 0

‘Last flew’ dates relate to the aircraft’s last revenue passenger or cargo-only flight.

Alice Springs storage

There are currently 16 SIA group aircraft in storage at Alice Springs, as outlined in the following table.

SIA Group aircraft
stored in Alice Springs
Airline Aircraft Total
Singapore_Airlines Airbus A380 4
Boeing 777-200 4
Boeing 777-200ER 1
Boeing 777-300ER 2
Scoot Airbus A320 3
Boeing 787-8 2

Some of these (like the Airbus A380 Version 3 aircraft) will be returned to service, while some others (like the Boeing 777-200ERs) will eventually be sold.

Fleet development plan

Based on the latest CAAS aircraft register at 2nd December 2021, recent deliveries, and SIA’s latest financial update, here’s how the registered SIA fleet should develop over the next eight months, between now and March 2022.

Registered Passenger Aircraft Fleet

Aircraft Type Fleet Totals
29 Dec
2021
Leaving Joining 31 Mar
2022
A350-900 27     2 58
A350-900 Regional 22
A350-900 ULR 7
A380-800 17   5   12
737-8 MAX 10     4 14
737-800 NG 13   4   9
777-200 6   6  
777-200ER 1   1  
777-300 2   2  
777-300ER 26   3   23
787-10 15     5 20
All Types 146   21   11 136

There are still 11 aircraft to be delivered in the next three months, including five Boeing 787-10s.

This table assumes that aircraft being withdrawn will have been formally deregistered by 31st March 2022. That might not be the case, though either way they certainly won’t be returned to revenue service.

Here’s how the latest total SIA Group orders for fleet modernisation and replacement looks.

SIA Group Orders
(incl. via lessors)

(click to enlarge)


 


 

Summary

The final few months of 2021 saw a flurry of fleet activity for Singapore Airlines, as the carrier’s home country widened quarantine-free travel lanes to several European countries, the USA and Australia.

Seeing the Airbus A380s back in service sooner than many expected is perhaps the biggest boon, but there’s also been the introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX with all-new cabin products in recent weeks.

On the farewell list we’ve seen the last of the A330s and the first of the Boeing 777-300ERs depart for pastures new, as the fleet is continuously modernised.

Singapore Airlines retired its final Airbus A330 in 2021. (Photo: Airbus)

Overall, SIA is now actively flying 110 passenger aircraft, including practically all its Airbus A350s and Boeing 787s.

Even the freighter fleet is getting a future boost, with 7 brand new A350Fs replacing the ageing 747-400Fs in the years ahead.

Stay tuned for the next fleet update in early 2022.

(Cover Photo: Markus Mainka / Shutterstock)

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