LONDON – Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for seven Airbus A350F aircraft. The good news for the aircraft comes during a turbulent time for the A350 with it’s skin issues.
Deliveries should begin in Q4 2025, and will replace Singapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-400F aircraft. According to planespotters.net, the average age of their B747 fleet is 18.1 years. The average age will be between 22 and 23 years by the time the A350Fs are delivered.
“We are honoured by Singapore Airlines’ vote of 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,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International. “It is gratifying that Singapore Airlines recognises the value of the A350F as we build on the strong partnership we already enjoy.”
The A350F was first unveiled at the Dubai Air Show earlier in the year, with Air Lease ordering seven of the type. The Singapore Airlines news follows CMA’s order to become the third carrier who has ordered the type.