Singapore Airlines A380 Flight Updates Flight Grounding

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Singapore Airlines has
made a further announcement in relation to the grounding of 3 of its Airbus
A380 aircraft, checks on these three aircraft will mean that some Singapore
Airlines A380 services will now be operated by other aircraft.

 

The Singapore Airlines
website and media release read as follows:

 

Singapore Airlines A380 FLIGHTS UPDATES

 

Based on further analysis of inspection findings as
the investigation into last week’s incident involving another operator’s Airbus
A380 is progressing, Singapore Airlines will be carrying out precautionary
engine changes on three A380s.

Following this development, we will be making changes to the aircraft types
deployed for the following flights (no changes to the schedules at this point
in time; ALL TIMES LISTED ARE LOCAL):

10 – 11 November 2010

  • SQ 221,
    Singapore-Sydney
    , scheduled
    to depart 2035hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.
  • SQ 227,
    Singapore-Melbourne
    , scheduled
    to depart 2100hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft.

11 – 12 November 2010

  • SQ 212,
    Sydney – Singapore
    , scheduled
    to depart 0915hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.
  • SQ 238,
    Melbourne – Singapore
    , scheduled
    to depart 1110hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft.

12 – 16 November 2010

  • SQ 221,
    Singapore – Sydney
    , scheduled
    to depart 2035hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft.
  • SQ 227,
    Singapore – Melbourne
    , scheduled
    to depart 2100hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.

12 – 17 November 2010

  • SQ 222,
    Sydney – Singapore
    , scheduled
    to depart 1630hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.
  • SQ 231,
    Singapore – Sydney
    , scheduled
    to depart 0035hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.

13 – 17 November 2010

  • SQ 212,
    Sydney – Singapore
    , scheduled
    to depart 0915hrs, will be operated by a B747-400 aircraft.
  • SQ 238,
    Melbourne – Singapore
    , scheduled
    to depart 1110hrs, will be operated by a B777-300 aircraft.

 

While the
situation remains fluid, no other A380 services are affected at this point in
time.



Singapore
Airlines is also planning to mount supplementary flights to and from Sydney and
Melbourne where needed.

More details will be announced once information is available and we will keep
affected customers updated.

We apologise to affected customers for the disruptions to their travel that may
result and we seek their understanding.

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