Posted on: 18 November 2010 by Mark Howells
AerCap Holdings has signed a Letter of Intent with Boeing for the purchase of up to 15 737-800 aircraft, the deal consisting of 10 firm orders and five purchase rights.
Klaus Heinemann, CEO of AerCap, commented, "We are extremely pleased to enter into a direct purchase arrangement with Boeing. While AerCap’s portfolio of lease assets already contains a large number of Boeing aircraft, this is the first time that AerCap will buy directly from the manufacturer. The 737-800 with its recently announced performance upgrade, its new cabin interior and the superb on-wing performance of its CFM engines makes it a formidable competitor to any re-engine alternative."
The photo shows the firsttest aircraft (in the new United livery) withthe latest upgrades taking off for its maiden flight.