A 70-year Partnership Primed for Growth

Boeing and Singapore have worked in partnership for 70 years. In 1947, the then-named Malayan Airways Limited acquired its first DC-3 from Boeing heritage company Douglas Aircraft. Today, the island state is our Southeast Asia headquarters where operations range from commercial aircraft and defense procurement, services support and training to advanced research collaboration with the public and private sectors.

Boeing’s corporate office in Singapore supports customers throughout Southeast Asia. Business operations include Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, Boeing Global Services and subsidiaries Aviall, Jeppesen and Insitu Pacific.

    Boeing Delivers First 787-10 to Launch Customer Singapore Airlines

    Extending the 787 Dreamliner family, the 787-10 sets a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics. To meet the demands of the modern era, the twin-aisle passenger plane has 25 percent better fuel per seat and emissions than the airplane it replaces. Boeing is proud to support Singapore Airlines as the launch customer and recipient of the first 787-10 Dreamliner. Image courtesy of Flight International. (Click to download high-resolution image.)

    Soaring Together Since 1947

    Commercial Airplanes

    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. Most recently in October 2017, Boeing and SIA formally announced a deal for 20 777-9s and 19 787-10s worth $13.8 billion at list prices.

    Over the years, SIA has ordered over 200 Boeing airplanes, including the McDonnell Douglas DC-10, 737, 747, 757, 777 and 787 Dreamliner.

    SilkAir, the regional wing of SIA, started its transition to an all-Boeing fleet after taking delivery of its first Next-Generation 737-800 in February 2014. The delivery was the first of a 54-airplane order, the largest in the airline’s history, which included 737-800s and 737 MAX 8s. Silk took delivery of its first 737 MAX 8 in 2017.

    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 placed its largest-ever order in August 2014 for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jets, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices. In March 2017, the lessor took delivery of its 200th Boeing airplane. In August 2017, BOC Aviation joined the new 737 MAX 10 launch group of customers with an order for 10 airplanes.

      Defense Capabilities in Singapore

      Boeing has been a defense supplier to Singapore since the early 1990s. The island state was the first country in Southeast Asia to select the AH-64D Apache Longbow. The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) inventory also includes F-15SG multirole fighters and the CH-47 Chinook, which has played a significant role in disaster relief operations around the world.

      In 2017, four Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) CH-47 Chinooks from the Peace Prairie detachment in Grand Prairie, Texas, provided assistance in the Texas Army National Guard's Hurricane Harvey disaster relief operations. The RSAF's Peace Prairie detachment has worked together with the Texas Army National Guard in the past, including relief operations after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, fire-fighting and flood relief operations in Texas in 2000 and Hurricane Floyd relief operations in North Carolina in 1999. The RSAF also flew missions to provide food, water and shelter to survivors of the 2004 tsunami in Indonesia and Thailand.

      The Ministry of Defence, Republic of Singapore Navy, and Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) are also customers of Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

      Boeing and DSTA has signed a project agreement to commence joint research and co-development in data analytics to analyse flight and maintenance data for the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) F-15 and AH-64 aircraft.

        Boeing Global Services in Singapore

        The Boeing Training & Professional Services Singapore campus opened in 2007, and is the company’s largest aviation training facility in Asia. The facility supports training on the 737 MAX, Next-Generation 737, 777 and 787 Dreamliner training suites.

        In 2015, Boeing and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) formed Boeing Asia Pacific Aviation Services (BAPAS), a joint venture to provide industry-leading engineering, repair and maintenance services for Boeing airplanes. BAPAS combines Boeing’s design, manufacturing and engineering knowledge with SIAEC’s maintenance, repair and overhaul expertise to deliver Global Fleet Care Solutions to customers in Asia- Pacific, such as engineering, materials and maintenance programs. Boeing holds a 51 percent equity stake in the joint venture with the remaining 49 percent owned by SIAEC.

        Boeing Global Services also provides maintenance support for Scoot’s 787 Dreamliners and Singapore Airlines’ 777-300ERs through its Global Fleet Care program. Most recently in November 2017, BAPAS entered into an agreement with SIA Cargo to provide Global Fleet Care services to its entire fleet of 747-400 freighters.

          Suppliers in Singapore

          Singapore has several suppliers producing parts for all Boeing Commercial Airplanes programs:

          • ACP Metal Finishing provides surface finishing for metallic parts.
          • Applied Total Control Treatment provides special processing of airplane parts.
          • Diethelm Keller Aviation Pte. Ltd. supplies commercial airplane galley carts.
          • Honeywell Aerospace provides machined parts and engineering support.
          • Jamco supplies 737 commercial airplane galleys as well as 777 business class and first class seats.
          • JEP Precision Engineering provides machined castings for 787 landing gear components and 737 engine casings.
          • Rolls-Royce produces 787 engines.
          • Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing provides machined parts for engine casings.
          • Thales Singapore Production Center provides 787 electric power conversion systems.
          • UTC Aerospace Systems supplies complex machined parts.

          Boeing Global Engagement in Singapore

          Boeing is an active member of the local community in Singapore. Collaborations with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and proactively organized employee and charity events have inspired and empowered students, vulnerable individuals, the elderly and low-income households.

          Collaborations with NGOs

          Boeing supports the Hagar Singapore’s Trauma Recovery and Resettlement program that provides care to women and girls who have been victims of exploitation. Boeing Singapore employees also participated in Project HomeWorks, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity where they helped to clean homes of the needy in Chinatown.

          Employee Engagement and Charity Events

          Boeing employees and their family members participated in a fun four kilometer walk around the Marina Bay area. All participation fees were donated to The ComChest Heartstrings Walk charities.

          In another effort to support the international coastal clean-up campaign, the Boeing Coastal Clean-up volunteers collected 29 kilograms of trash along East Coast Beach. Boeing employees also participated in the SIA Engineering Group Corporate Social Responsibility Fun Run@Zoo event. Half of all Boeing participant fees went to charity.

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