ALC takes Delivery of its 1st new Boeing 787 Dreamliner
- First of Two New Boeing 787-9 Aircraft to Hainan Airlines
- First GEnx-powered 787-9 to operate in China
Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) delivered its first Boeing 787 in Everett, Washington on June 7, 2016. The aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 on long term lease to Hainan Airlines, is the first of two new Boeing 787-9 deliveries from ALC’s order book with Boeing. The second 787-9 is scheduled to deliver this fall. This event also marks the first GEnx-powered Boeing 787-9 to operate in China, as well as the first 787-9 aircraft in Hainan’s fleet.
"We are very pleased to deliver our first ever Boeing 787-9 to Hainan Airlines, who is also now the first airline in China to operate both the 787-8 and the 787-9. We look forward to the continued growth of our relationship with Hainan Airlines as it expands and optimizes the range and capacity of its fleet,” said Jie Chen, ALC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia.
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