The Singapore Airlines group includes many airline-related subsidiaries. SIA Engineering Company handles maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business across nine countries, with a portfolio of 27 joint ventures, including with Boeing and Rolls-Royce. Singapore Airlines Cargo operates SIA’s freighter fleet and manages the cargo-hold capacity in SIA’s passenger aircraft. It has three subsidiaries: SilkAir operates regional flights to secondary cities, while Scoot and Tigerair operate as low-cost carriers.
Singapore Airlines was the launch customer for the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft. It ranks amongst the top 15 carriers worldwide in terms of revenue passenger kilometers,and is ranked 10th in the world for international passengers carried. On 15 December 2010, Singapore Airlines was named by the international Air Transport Association as the second largest airline in the world by market capitalisation, worth 14 billion US dollars.
In May, Singapore Airlines operates its first ever Charity Flight on the world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, treating more than 300 beneficiaries to a three and a half hour flight. On 9 August, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 in special SG50 livery takes part in the aerial flypast of Singapore’s National Day Parade (NDP), celebrating the nation’s 50th birthday. It’s the first time Singapore Airlines has participated in the NDP flypast. 20 Singapore Girls on trishaws are also featured in the Vintage Parade segment.