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Old 16th June 2018, 07:33 AM   #2011
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Just read that the A350ULR comes with its forward cargo hold deactivated. With belly cargo considered an important component in improving the yield of a flight, this sure sounds like a downer.
Do you have a link for it?
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Old 16th June 2018, 10:37 AM   #2012
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https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...t-hold-449495/
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Old 22nd June 2018, 10:45 PM   #2013
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SQ A350 Production Update

All 7 A350-900 ULR are now in various stages of production in the Final Assembly Line (FAL) or undergoing production testing.

9V-SGE (1st A350-900 ULR) is painted and has completed 13 test flights. Delivery is scheduled for Oct 2018.

9V-SGA is fully assembled and awaiting her First Flight. Delivery is scheduled in Aug 2018.

9V-SGB and 9V-SGC are both undergoing Cabin Fit and Engine installation.

9V-SGD is in Station 30 of the FAL.

9V-SGF is in Station 40 of the FAL.

9V-SGG is in Station 50 of the FAL undergoing Fuselage join.

The 1st A350-900 Regional has also entered the FAL and is in Station 50 undergoing Fuselage join.

At the current rate of production, all 7 ULR will be delivered by December together with the 1st A350-900 Regional.
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I am very concerned whether SQ has enough long haul A350-900s for future expansion.
Currently all A350-900s have been deployed and there's no spare left, even if there's spare we can only afford to take away the Brisbane A359s for 1 extra European route.
Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific has been aggressively expanding in Hong Kong with BRU, DUB, MAD, and possibly LIS and EDI.
So may I ask has SQ abandoned its European market?
Also how about American market? Wouldn't A359 allow routes such as YVR or SEA to be launched?
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Old Yesterday, 12:53 PM   #2015
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I am very concerned whether SQ has enough long haul A350-900s for future expansion.
Currently all A350-900s have been deployed and there's no spare left, even if there's spare we can only afford to take away the Brisbane A359s for 1 extra European route.
Meanwhile, Cathay Pacific has been aggressively expanding in Hong Kong with BRU, DUB, MAD, and possibly LIS and EDI.
So may I ask has SQ abandoned its European market?
Also how about American market? Wouldn't A359 allow routes such as YVR or SEA to be launched?
I believe that once the regional A350s arrive they will free some long-haul A350s used on some short- and medium-haul flights (say BNE, CGK and HKG). This will in turn allow SQ to launch a few more LH destinations with the A350, but thatís just it until the 777-9s arrive in 2021.

Of course SQ hasnít abandoned their European market...
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I believe that once the regional A350s arrive they will free some long-haul A350s used on some short- and medium-haul flights (say BNE, CGK and HKG). This will in turn allow SQ to launch a few more LH destinations with the A350, but that’s just it until the 777-9s arrive in 2021.

Of course SQ hasn’t abandoned their European market...
I believe some of the short-haul to medium-haul flights like CGK and HKG may continue on the long haul birds as they are scheduled in between the long haul routes.

Which are the routes which will see A350 regional? The A350 regional will seat less passengers than B78J?
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I believe some of the short-haul to medium-haul flights like CGK and HKG may continue on the long haul birds as they are scheduled in between the long haul routes.

Which are the routes which will see A350 regional? The A350 regional will seat less passengers than B78J?
According to an SQTalk post from another thread, the regional A350 will seat 303 passengers - 40 in Business and 263 in Economy: http://www.sqtalk.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=444

Since the 787-10s are almost purely replacing the A330 due to similar business class proportions, SQ going with the 40/263 config would represent a capacity increase over aging 777-200s, while still retaining a similar proportion of business class seats (the 772 at 14.2%, and the rumored regional A359 at 13.2%). With this the regional A350 will be most suited to replace existing 772s, and will therefore serve current 777-200 routes.
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