Posted on: 23 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Boeing has delivered its 500th aircraft, a Next-Generation 737-800, to GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).
Due to be leased to Kenya Airways, the delivery also marks the 401st 737 delivered to GECAS by Boeing.
“This is a major milestone in our 20-year association with Boeing,” commented Norm Liu, president and CEO, GECAS. “We are proud to take delivery of our 500th Boeing aircraft. Boeing is a key business partner providing us with advanced, efficient and reliable aircraft that our airline customers need to be successful in today's competitive marketplace.”
GECAS has ordered a total of 645 Boeing aircraft, recently adding the 787-10 and the 737 MAX to its order book, and has taken delivery of a large portfolio of Boeing aircraft, including 57 777s, 30 767s, eight 747s and four 757s.
“We are honoured to celebrate the delivery of GECAS' 500th Boeing airplane,” exclaimed president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Ray Conner. “Boeing values our 20-year relationship with GECAS and we look forward to continuing to be part of GECAS' growth and strengthen our partnership for decades to come.”