Posts from the ‘Scoot’ Category
June 9th, 2012
Witness the painting of Scoot’s first aircraft in this rather-entertaining time-lapse video (from Scoot’s YouTube page):
After asking members of the social media public to suggest and vote for names to represent their aircraft, this Boeing 777-200 with registration ‘9V-OTA’ (ex Singapore Airlines with registration ‘9V-SQA’) has been christened ‘Barry’.
I must say that Scoot’s aircraft livery — in this video, pictures, and in the flesh — is kind of outstanding in its own right. Previously, when there were only mock-ups of the livery in pictures and on a scaled model, it wasn’t the most aesthetically-pleasing design to look at.
My best wishes to Scoot on their continual success!
(And on a side note, any bets on when 9V-OTA was actually painted?)
June 8th, 2012
There may be more seats on Scoot’s Boeing 777-200 aircraft than most other LCCs could possibly offer (around 400 all up, including both ScootBiz and cattle cabins).
One strategic decision by Scoot, to gain further cost advantages, was to offer no hard-wired IFE (in-flight entertainment) solution, but instead provide portable devices for those interested during a flight. A limited number of the Apple iPad tablet are carried on each flight, and are available upon request — free for those travelling in the ScootBiz cabin, and at a cost of $22 Singapore dollars (rental charge) for economy passengers.
The iPads will feature movies, TV programmes, games, and audio entertainment for all walks of life.
World News Resource, in their recent article on Scoot, presents us with the cold, hard facts:
“…the truth is these tablets complete with their 50GB of content have reduced overall aircraft weight by a staggering 7% . Lighter airplanes means lower fuel bills and lower operational costs, therefore not only benefits the environments but also the pockets of passenger looking to bag cheap flights.”
The Scoot accountants would’ve been more than happy with those very-positive numbers.
But, more importantly, the solution’s portable nature makes it easily serviceable, whether it is for repairs or the periodical upgrade of content. The passenger experience is also enhanced thanks to existing familiarity with the device (it’s an iPad!)