Tag: Singapore Airlines

Scoot Prepares to Fly to Europe in 2017, the World’s Longest LCC Route

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) medium/long haul low cost airline subsidiary Scoot is now preparing to launch services to Europe in 2nd quarter 2017. For those who doubted the reality of long haul LCC operations, the evidence is mounting that the future of long haul is changing. There are now 11 LCCs operating scheduled routes longer than […]

SIA Flight Catches Fire While Making Emergency Landing in Singapore

Reading Time: 4 minutes A Singapore Airlines flight to Milan caught fire early Monday morning while making an emergency landing in Singapore, but all passengers on board escaped unharmed. Flight SQ368 departed Changi Airport for Milan at 2.05am on Monday. The flight was forced to turn back to Singapore after an engine oil warning message, SIA said in a statement. […]

Airbus Could Be Squeezing in More Seats Onto Its A380 Jets

Reading Time: 2 minutes AIRBUS could be making a controversial change to the biggest passenger jet in the world — and you might not like it. The European aircraft manufacturer is looking to squeeze in an extra economy seat in each row on its A380 jumbo jets, bumping the total number of seats from 10 across to 11. This […]

Boeing, Inmarsat on What to Expect for Future Connected Aircraft

Reading Time: 4 minutes Executives from Boeing and Inmarsat discussed future implications for connected aircraft operations during a panel discussion held at Honeywell’s Deer Valley headquarters last week. Attendees, which were mostly journalists from around the world, received program updates from Inmarsat and Honeywell on the Global Xpress (GX) Aviation network and JetWave onboard hardware. While the reported global […]

Singapore Airlines Hires Women Pilots for The First Time

Reading Time: 2 minutes Singapore Airlines (SIA) has, for the first time, hired women to fly its planes. Two of them joined in August last year during the last intake of cadet pilots. Their training – in Singapore and Australia – will take between two and three years, after which they will be rostered for commercial flights. SIA spokesman […]

A new non-destructive testing tool takes off with the Airbus A350 XWB

Reading Time: 2 minutes An easy-to-use testing tool for inspecting the composite airframe of Airbus’ popular A350 XWB jetliner has become a commercial success itself, with key airline customers ordering the device to support their daily operations. Named the Line Tool, this ultrasound system is used to inspect an A350 in the event of impact shocks. These can occur […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Singapore Airlines’ First Airbus A350-900

Reading Time: < 1 minute Singapore Airlines’ first Airbus A350-900 arrived in Singapore this morning from the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The aircraft’s arrival was celebrated in grandeur with a spectacular water cannon salute and a ceremony graced by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, as well as distinguished guests who had […]