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Singapore Airlines Replacing B747-400F Fleet with Airbus A350F Freighters

Issue 11 - 2022
Singapore Airlines Replacing  B747-400F Fleet with Airbus A350F Freighters

Singapore Airlines (SIA) is adding the world's newest freighter, the A350F, to its fleet, which will fully meets ICAO's enhanced CO2 emissions standards coming into effect in 2027.Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for seven Airbus A350F Freighters. With this LoI, A350Fs will begin replacing the airline's existing B747-400F fleet in 2025 Q4. 

Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International said, “We are honored by Singapore Airlines’ confidence in the A350F as it renews its freighter fleet. The A350F is the world’s all-new large freighter and will be unmatched in its market segment in terms of operational efficiency, lower fuel consumption and CO2 savings. It is gratifying that Singapore Airlines recognizes the value of the A350F as we build on the strong partnership we already enjoy.” 

Earlier this year Airbus received Board of Directors approval for a freighter derivative of the A350 designed to meet the imminent wave of large freighter replacements and the evolving environmental requirements, shaping the future of airfreight. The A350F will be powered by latest technology, fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce Trent-XWB97 engines. As part of the world’s most modern long-range family, the A350F will have a high level of commonality with the A350 passenger versions. With a 109-ton payload capacity, the A350F will serve all cargo markets. The aircraft features a large main deck cargo door, with its fuselage length and capacity optimized around the industry’s standard pallets and containers. 

Over 70% of the airframe will be made of advanced materials, resulting in a 30-ton lighter take-off weight and generating at least 20% lower fuel consumption and emissions over its current closest competitor. The A350F will fully meet ICAO’s enhanced CO2 emissions standards coming into effect in 2027.


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