Bringing Boeing home with SilkAir

A 25-hour virtual flight delivery event

Flight Experience Singapore will play host for an exciting event with SilkAir and 150 aviation buffs will have the opportunity to fly a Boeing 737-800 simulator, to mark the delivery of its first new 737 jet.

To celebrate SilkAir’s historic Boeing delivery, the airline will bring fans and aviation lovers together at Flight Experience, a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator business located at the Singapore Flyer. Flyers will ‘virtually’ deliver the new aircraft to Singapore by tracking the actual delivery route, from the Boeing Renton factory in Seattle to Singapore’s Changi Airport via Honolulu, Majuro and Guam.

The event will take place overnight from 7th to 8th February 2014 at Flight Experience Singapore, located at the Singapore Flyer. “We are very excited to be involved in this historic event”, says Flight Experience Singapore Director Joanna Caston. “We fly people in our simulator every day, creating a multitude of different scenarios, but to actually track the flight of this first delivery is very special”.

Flight Experience is the ideal environment for such an event with such a realistic flight simulator and the opportunity to create the complete route from Seattle to Singapore. The Flight Experience simulator is a fixed base device based on the Boeing 737-800. It includes a fully enclosed, scale cockpit accurately representing the avionics, systems and controls of the Boeing 737NG. Its unique High Definition (HD) wrap-around Visual System includes highly detailed scenery for thousands of airports world-wide.

Flight Experience is the world leader in Flight Simulation Entertainment (FSE) with over a dozen global locations in eight different countries. As well as being used for entertainment it is used by airlines and pilots for actual pilot training. Flight Experience is approved in several regions by civil aviation authorities and is a Boeing ‘Officially Licensed Product’

With 25 years in the air under its wing, SilkAir, the regional arm of Singapore Airlines, will be celebrating its Silver anniversary this year. SilkAir will be taking delivery of the first aircraft in its new fleet of 54 Boeing 737s in February, with a total of eight planes expected this year, and the remaining aircraft to be delivered by the end of this decade.

SilkAir travellers will also be rewarded through special promotional deals where 250,000 tickets will be made available at special rates for consumers in Singapore and across the region.

The first aircraft is planned to enter service from 20 February 2014, flying to destinations including Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Phuket and Medan while the arrival of the second plane will allow the addition of other routes for the new aircraft including Siem Reap, Danang, Davao, Cebu and Kochi from mid-March 2014.

SilkAir has maintained a strong position in the intra-Asian market and is already Asia’s most awarded regional airline, with recent titles such as Regional Airline of the Year (Air Transport News 2013 Awards) as well as the TTG Asia Travel Awards Hall of Fame to its name.

For media enquires, high res images and interviews contact:

Joanna Caston, Director Sales and Marketing ‘ Flight Experience Singapore

[email protected]

Ph +65 9380 0785

Iain Pero, Director Sales and Marketing ‘ Flight Experience Head Office

[email protected]

Ph + 61 412 893 777