Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ relationship with Singapore dates back to the 1970s, when Singapore Airlines (SIA) embarked on a frequent fleet modernization strategy.
Singapore Airlines introduced 777s into its fleet in 1995, beginning with an order for 34 777s and options for an additional 43 777s. In 2013, SIA helped launch the Boeing 787-10 with an order for 30 aircraft. Last year, SIA expanded its 777-9 backlog to 31 jets after announcing an order for 20 units in 2017.
Over the years, SIA has ordered over 200 Boeing airplanes, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, 737, 747, 757, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.
SilkAir, which was previously the regional wing of SIA, fully merged into parent company SIA in 2021. Through the merger, SIA debuted its first 737 MAX 8 with new business class seats last year.
SIA’s other subsidiaries Scoot and SIA Cargo also operate Boeing airplanes, the 787 Dreamliners and 747-400 freighters respectively.
BOC Aviation and Boeing have worked together for more than 20 years. The Singapore-based global aircraft leasing company has more than 250 modern and fuel-efficient Boeing airplanes in its portfolio, including the 737, 777, and 787 aircraft families.