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Norwegian to lease two 787s

Norwegian has selected the Boeing 787-8 for the its future long-haul operations and has signed a Letter of Intent to lease two of the type from International Lease Finance Corporation, ILFC.

Norwegian will take delivery of the aircraft starting in late 2012. The lease term for both aircraft is 12 years.

“This is an important milestone for Norwegian as we have now decided to use the Dreamliner for our long-haul operations,” declared Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos. “The Dreamliner is an aircraft for the future as it offers a new, improved passenger experience and comfort in addition to reducing operating costs. Lower fuel consumption also makes the aircraft the most environmentally friendly of its kind on the market.”

ILFC is one of the world’s largest leasing companies with more than 1,000 aircraft. The company has an existing order of 74 Dreamliners with Boeing. Norwegian already has ties with ILFC through leasing deals comprising three Boeing 737-800s and one 737-300.

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