Boeing, Aircraft Lease Corporation sign deal for two 787 aircraft

Boeing and Aircraft Lease Corporation agreed to an order of two Boeing 787-9s
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Boeing and Aircraft Leasing Corporation (ALC) have signed a deal that will see the lessor’s fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft grow by two units. 

ALC first placed an order for the 787-9 in 2010, with its current aircraft portfolio including both 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft. Since then, the lessor has seemingly stayed away from the smallest variant, the 787-8. 

“ALC is a key strategic leasing partner to Boeing, and we are delighted that it continues to see the value proposition of the 787 family for its customers,” said Stan Deal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA). 

According to data, ALC currently owns 30 Boeing 787 aircraft, 24 787-9 and six 787-10s. In addition, it manages one additional 787-8 and four 787-9 twin-aisle jets. The Boeing 787-8 belongs to Blackbird Capital and is currently operated by Air Austral with the registration F-OLRC, data showed. 

“With its unparalleled fuel efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner family is playing a major role in pioneering new routes in the long-haul travel market while reducing fuel use and emissions, allowing airlines to meet their sustainability objectives,” added Deal. 

ALC and Boeing agreed to the order during the Paris Air Show 2023. 

According to Boeing, currently, the 787 family is “selling at the highest rate in its history”, with more than 250 orders and commitments by airlines since the beginning of 2023. 

During the event, the manufacturer also announced an order for eight 787-9s from China Airlines, with the Taiwan-based carrier finalizing a previous agreement with the plane maker. 

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