SIA Defers Delivery Of Boeing Aircraft

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Boeing have agreed to defer the delivery dates of five B777 and one B747-400 freighter aircraft. Of the five B777s, two are firm orders while the other three are options. The B747-400 freighter aircraft is a firm order.

Deliveries of the two B777s on firm order, which had been due in August 2002 and September 2002, are now planned for August 2003 and November 2002. The new delivery dates for the three B777s on option are between June 2006 and June 2008.

The B747-400 freighter aircraft, originally scheduled for delivery in September 2002 to SIA Cargo, will now be delivered in February 2003.

On 8 November 2001, SIA had announced the deferment of ten A340-500 aircraft, five of which are on firm order and five on option.