Scoot head of flight operations/chief pilot captain HC Rohan, CEO Campbell Wilson and cabin services head Ng Ju Li with the first aircraft. Photo courtesy of Scoot.

Singapore Airlines’ (SQ) new medium- to long-haul low-cost carrier Scoot took ownership of its first aircraft, a Boeing 777-200, Saturday (ATW Daily News, Dec. 2, 2011).

The aircraft, purchased from SQ, will be joined by a second aircraft March 30. The two aircraft will undergo a heavy maintenance D check, have their interiors refitted with Scoot’s cabin product and be painted in Scoot’s livery before entering commercial service.

Scoot aims to start flying between Singapore and Sydney by the middle of this year.