GECAS leases 3 Q400 NextGens to Air Berlin

The Regional Aircraft Group of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has signed an agreement with Air Berlin for the airline to lease three new Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft.The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in September with the other two to follow in October and November. The aircraft are part of GECAS’s current orderbook with Bombardier.“The demand for economical turboprops continues to expand and we are thrilled to enter into this new lease with Air Berlin and help them expand their Q400 fleet,” remarked Alec Burger, president and chief executive officer, GECAS. “We’re pleased that the [GECAS] portfolio is broad enough to provide customers like Air Berlin the aircraft solutions they need, when they need them.”Air Berlin currently operates a fleet of 150 aircraft with this transaction increasing the carrier’s Q400 fleet to 20.

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