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

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