SINGAPORE—As it prepares for its merger into the parent company, Singapore Airlines (SIA) subsidiary SilkAir has selected UK-based Thompson Aero Seating as the supplier for its Boeing 737 MAX 8 business-class refurbishment program. The upgrades, set to begin May 2020, will see the current SilkAir fleet of five 737 MAX 8s retrofitted with the new seats, along with 32 aircraft on order. SilkAir’s sub-fleet of 14 737-800s will gradually be transferred to SIA LCC subsidiary ...

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