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.