Singapore Airlines Takes Delivery of Another A350-900

As its fleet of widebodies grows, Singapore Airlines has surpassed Qatar Airways as the world's largest Airbus A350 operator.

Highlights

  • The aircraft arrived in Singapore on Saturday, April 9th, and is the 59th Airbus A350 for the Star Alliance airline.
  • Singapore Airlines' 59th A350-900 is registered 9V-SHY, according to AIB Family Flights.
  • The aeroplane, however, was sighted with engines in late January.

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Singapore AirlinesAnother Airbus A350-900 has been delivered to Singapore Airlines. The aircraft arrived in Singapore on Saturday, April 9th, and is the 59th Airbus A350 for the Star Alliance airline. The airline surpassed Qatar Airways to become the world's biggest operator of the A350 in 2021.

Singapore Airlines' 59th A350-900 is registered 9V-SHY, according to AIB Family Flights. With the test registration F-WZFV, this aircraft was first sighted in Toulouse on December 15th, 2021. The plane had been discovered in primer and without its engines at the time. The aeroplane, however, was sighted with engines in late January.

The month of March was noteworthy for the fresh new plane since it received its first taxi test and failed take-off test. The aircraft's first three test flights, each lasting one to three hours, are scheduled for the balance of the month. The jet's fourth and fifth test flights, which were also designated customer acceptance flights, were scheduled for April 5th and 6th.

The aircraft would take off on its 6th flight, this time heading for its new home at Singapore Changi Airport, after being officially recorded as "delivered" on April 7th. On the evening of Friday, April 8th, the aircraft took off from Toulouse for the lengthy travel to Singapore as flight SQ8895.

Datchanapriya is a journalism and mass communication student from Chennai. Has always been passionate about writing and connecting with people.

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