Posted on: 19 June 2011 by Ross McSweeny
Boeing has announced that Air Lease Corporation (ALC) is to purchase up to 33 aircraft, with the deal including 20 firm orders (including six option conversions from a previous order) and four new options for 737-800s, as well as firm orders for five 777-300ERs and four 787-9 Dreamliners.
Boeing noted that deal has yet to be finalised but looks forward to doing so, at which time the orders will be posted on the company’s Orders & Deliveries website.
“We continue to build the foundation of our growing commercial lease fleet with these Next-Generation 737s, 777-300ERs and 787 Dreamliners,” explained Steven Udvar-Hazy, chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation. “These modern, fuel-efficient aeroplanes will provide our airline clients with the capabilities to perform their missions in the most economical, reliable and environmentally responsible manner.”
“Air Lease Corporation’s management team has a proven track record in global airplane leasing,” said Jim Albaugh, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This agreement demonstrates their disciplined approach to building a fleet of young, high-quality, high-demand aeroplanes. It is impressive how Air Lease Corporation has positioned itself for success since starting business early last year.”