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Monday, October 6, 2014

Scoot's new 787 blessed

We're truly blessed - 787 fuselage blessed for entry into service

Rolls Royce, Scoot, Boeing and KHI executives with Scoot cabin crew
(photo courtesy of Boeing)
Scoot's new Boeing 787 today received the honour of a traditional Shinto blessing at a ceremony held at Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in Nagoya, Japan.

KHI, which manufactures the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's forward fuselage sections, hosted the ceremony attended by staff from Scoot, KHI, Rolls-Royce and Boeing.

In the blessing ceremony, a Japanese Shinto priest gave thanks for the smooth construction of the 787 fuselage. The ritual ceremony also included a purification of the fuselage, getting it ready for entry into service and a bestowing of blessings for Scoot's success and growth.

Said Campbell Wilson, CEO of Scoot, "Today's ceremony is another significant milestone in the lead-up to receiving our first 787 Dreamliner in December. The Dreamliner represents a step-change for Scoot, allowing us to take our onboard customer experience to a new level and with twenty aircraft on order, to greatly expand our network. The 787's significant advances in efficiency will enable Scoot to continue offering safe and reliable service, with increased comfort and even greater value airfares – so people can get outta here more often."

Boeing Japan President, George Maffeo, who attended the ceremony said, "Scoot has been a trailblazer since beginning operation in mid-2012 with its unique culture and low-cost service on Boeing 777s. We in Japan are very excited that Scoot will introduce the 787 Dreamliner to its fleet and be one of the few LCCs in the world flying this innovative airplane."

"We are honored to host Scoot at our factory today and showcase Japan's cutting edge technology and age-old traditions," said Munenori Ishikawa, President of Aerospace Company of KHI. "We are delighted to be part of the 787 success story and are convinced that it will in turn carry Scoot to great success."

Scoot's 787 Milestones:

Today's blessing ceremony was the latest in a series of milestones leading to the delivery of Scoot's 787 in December 2014.

October 2012 : Scoot signs order to acquire 20 Boeing 787 aircraft

June 2013 : Scoot selects Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine to power 787 fleet

September 2014 : Scoot starts training 787 pilots

: Scoot's first 787 enters production

More milestones are coming soon, including:

October 2014 : Roll out of Scoot's 787 (from paintshop)

December 2014 : Unveiling of Scoot's Roll-Royce Trent 1000 built in Singapore

: Delivery of Scoot's 1st 787

: Arrival of Scoot's 787 in Singapore

January 2015 : First commercial flight of Scoot's 787

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