SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines' first Airbus 350 landed at Changi Airport on Thursday (March 3). Two fire engines were on hand to give it a water cannon salute at Terminal 3 where it landed.
Among those who turned up to welcome the plane was Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan and SIA chairman Stephen Lee.
On the plane, which had arrived from Airbus' headquarters in Toulouse, France, was SIA chief executive officer Goh Choon Phong.
SIA, which has ordered 67 A350s, is confident the new fuel-efficient aircraft will allow the airline to revive its placid long-haul premium business.
The order includes seven ultra-long-haul planes which SIA will use to operate non-stop flights to the United States in 2018.