December 24, 2012
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has disclosed that it is retrofitting 10 of its Boeing 777-200ERs, giving them new interiors that will better match those in its new Airbus A380s and Boeing 777-300ERs.
The 10-aircraft retrofit program will cost S$95 million ($77.8 million). The work is being done in a hangar at SIA Engineering, under the auspices of SIA’s Singapore-based interior retrofit joint-venture Jamco Aero Design & Engineering (Jade), says an SIA spokeswoman. SIA Engineering owns 45% of Jade and Jamco owns 55%.
The retrofit work includes installing new full-flat beds in business class, Givenchy seat covers in economy-class, and larger inflight entertainment screens in business and economy class.
SIA says the first retrofitted 777-200ER will go into operation on the Singapore-Amsterdam route on Jan. 13, with the Mumbai route next on the list in late March.