Singapore Airlines is cancelling an order for eight Boeing 737 MAX 8 (737-8s).

To support its projected operational requirements and its long-term fleet renewal strategy, the Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) stated in its recent annual results disclosure reached an agreement with Boeing for the aircraft order cancellation.

While cancelling the orders for the 737-8s, Singapore Airlines swapped 3 Boeing 787-9s for 3 larger 787-10s.

The order for the MAX was taken from the group's former regional carrier SilkAir, which has since merged with Singapore Airlines. The 787-9s were part of an order by its budget subsidiary Scoot.

Following the adjustments, the airline group reports it has 100 aircraft in its order book that includes orders for aircraft from Airbus, Boeing, and Embraer. Singapore Airlines has 13 737-8s and 15 787-10s on order. Scoot has a single 787-9 on order.

The aircraft order adjustment comes as SIA reported an operating profit of SGD $2.69 million (~USD $2 million) for the previous financial year which ended on March 31 – a record profit for the airline group.

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