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Old 19th September 2017, 02:47 PM   #1
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Default SilkAir Boeing 737 Max Deliveries and Routes

Hi guys! I'm creating this thread regarding SilkAir receiving their Max for their Hiroshima route and other destinations.
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Old 19th September 2017, 10:30 PM   #2
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Found out that 9V-MBA went for her first flight on the 16th of September.
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Old 20th September 2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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9V-MBA has entered pre-delivery test phase.
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Old 20th September 2017, 01:26 PM   #4
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9V-MBA has entered pre-delivery test phase.
Any clue on product upgrades?
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Old 20th September 2017, 03:48 PM   #5
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I'm not so sure about their product upgrades on the Max
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Old 20th September 2017, 04:12 PM   #6
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Answering your question @Spainiard, They will be introducing an all new improved business class product with 12 seats and 144 seats in economy.
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Old 20th September 2017, 09:19 PM   #7
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On their online seat map for 737 Max 8, only 114 seats are shown for the Hiroshima flight. Maybe 30 seats not sold due to weight restrictions?
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Old 20th September 2017, 11:25 PM   #8
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Any clue on product upgrades?
Fingers crossed for flat beds
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Old 22nd September 2017, 09:44 PM   #9
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Will SilkAir launch a new medium range service with their 737 Max? Eg,flights to Japan on SQ feature a proper trayless dining service with cheese course and mid flight snacks and even light refreshments (for NRT/HND). And not to mention SQ has Japanese Hanakoireki course. And keeping fingers crossed that lie flat beds will be installed on these birds!
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Old 23rd September 2017, 11:19 AM   #10
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Will SilkAir launch a new medium range service with their 737 Max? Eg,flights to Japan on SQ feature a proper trayless dining service with cheese course and mid flight snacks and even light refreshments (for NRT/HND). And not to mention SQ has Japanese Hanakoireki course. And keeping fingers crossed that lie flat beds will be installed on these birds!
Heard from a company insider: don't hold your breath for flat beds.
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Old 24th September 2017, 12:44 PM   #11
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Heard from a company insider: don't hold your breath for flat beds.
So perhaps something similar to A330 Business Class we will see on these Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft?

I am hoping AVOD for every Economy passengers.
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Old 24th September 2017, 01:09 PM   #12
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So perhaps something similar to A330 Business Class we will see on these Boeing 737-8 Max aircraft?

I am hoping AVOD for every Economy passengers.
I really doubt avod as they invested quite a bit on the SilkAir studio system which seems to be the direction a lot are heading. The next standard is avom - audio video on mobile

It saves airlines a lot on setup cost as well as maintenance
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Old 24th September 2017, 10:01 PM   #13
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Hate to burst any bubbles of hopes but going by this article, there are unlikely to be lie flat beds nor seatback entertainment in the new 737-Max8s - https://blueswandaily.com/silkair-co...n-the-horizon/

"Mr Foo said the 737 MAX 8 will have the same economy class product and configuration as the 737-800. However, SilkAir is cutting one row of business class to provide improved pitch for business class passengers flying on its longer routes.

SilkAir configures its 737-800s with 150 economy seats and 12 business class seats. The 737 MAX 8 will have only eight business class seats. The business class seats will still be recliner style seats in 22 configuration but legroom will improve significantly as the business cabin will be 50% more spacious. SilkAir will offer the same WiFi and streaming in-flight entertainment product that it now provides and will still not have any seatback IFE monitors in either class."

- Though I believe the article was a bit pre-mature to say that there are only 8 buisness class seats - understand from other reports that there will be 12 and only difference is that one row of economy seats will be removed to achieve a more spacious business class cabin.
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Old 27th September 2017, 08:05 PM   #14
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9V-MBA has completed her 6th test flight. Will update you guys if she's ready to be delivered.
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Old 29th September 2017, 07:00 AM   #15
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9V-MBA being delivered to Silkair today as MI8880 from BFI.
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