Singapore Airlines has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with Airbus for the purchase of seven A350F freighter aircraft.
The agreement will see the A350F begin replacing the airline’s existing 747-400F 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 Airbus’ chief commercial officer and head of Airbus International Christian Scherer. “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 approval for a freighter derivative of the A350 designed to “meet the imminent wave of large freighter replacements and evolving environmental requirements”. The A350F, with a 109 tonne payload capability, will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent-XWB97 engines.
The agreement with Singapore Airlines is the third commitment Airbus has received for the new A350F over the past month.