Boeing wins US$3.9 billion Air Lease Corp orders


Boeing won firm orders from Air Lease Corp for 20 737-800 narrow-body planes, five 777-300 extended-range wide-body aircraft and four 787-9 Dreamliners, it said at the Paris Air Show yesterday.

The orders are worth US$3.9 billion at list prices.

The agreement calls for 14 firm orders and four options for Next-Generation 737-800s, as well as five 777-300ERs (Extended Range) and four 787-9 Dreamliners. ALC also agrees to exercise options on six airplanes from last year’s 60 737-800 order.
“We continue to build the foundation of our growing commercial lease fleet with these Next-Generation 737s, 777-300ERs and 787 Dreamliners,” said Steven F Udvar-Hazy, chairman and CEO of Air Lease Corporation. “These modern, fuel-efficient airplanes will provide our airline clients the capabilities to perform their missions in the most economical, reliable and environmentally responsible manner.”

The 777-300ER extends the 777 family’s span of capabilities carrying 365 passengers up to 7,930 nautical miles (14,685 km). The 787-9 will seat 250-290 passengers, 16 percent more than the 787-8, with a range of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (14,800 to 15,750 km).
“Air Lease Corporation’s management team has a proven track record in global airplane leasing,” said President and CEO Jim Albaugh, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “This agreement demonstrates their disciplined approach to building a fleet of young, high-quality, high-demand airplanes. It is impressive how Air Lease Corporation has positioned itself for success since starting business early last year.”