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29 June 2011
29. June 2011 Commercial Aircraft

Singapore Airlines to expand fleet with 15 more A330s


Underscores continued popularity of the best-selling mid-size widebody

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has finalised an agreement with Airbus to expand its fleet with 15 more A330-300s. The aircraft will join an existing fleet of 19 A330-300s at the carrier, flying from Singapore to destinations across the Asia-Pacific region and to the Middle East. As with the carrier's existing A330 fleet, the new aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines.

"We are extremely pleased that Singapore Airlines will add further A330s to its fleet," said John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer, Customers, Airbus. "The news underscores the position of the A330 as the most popular aircraft in its class, offering levels of comfort, efficiency and reliability that continue to make it a winner with airlines worldwide."

The twin engine A330 is one of the most widely used widebody aircraft in service today. To date, Airbus has won more than 1,100 orders for the various versions of the aircraft and more than 750 A330s are currently flying with over 80 airlines worldwide. In addition to passenger and freighter models, the A330 is also offered in VIP and Military Transport/Tanker variants.

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