Singapore Airlines selects the world’s newest freighter – the A350F

posted on 15th December 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Singapore Airlines selects the world’s newest freighter - the A350F

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Airbus for seven A350F freighter aircraft.

The agreement will see the A350F begin replacing the airline’s existing B747-400F fleet in the fourth quarter of 2025.

“We are honoured by Singapore Airlines’ vote of confidence in the A350F as it renews its freighter fleet,” said Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Airbus International.

“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 recognises 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.