BOC Aviation Announces Purchase of Two Boeing 747-8 Freighter Aircraft
31 Mar 2017
BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) announced today that it has purchased two Boeing 747-8 freighter aircraft. Both aircraft have been committed on long-term leases to AirBridgeCargo Airlines, one of the world’s leading international cargo airlines.
“We are pleased to add a strong new partner, AirBridgeCargo Airlines, to our customer base as it expands its services within the cargo sector,” said Steven Townend, Chief Commercial Officer (Europe, Americas and Africa), BOC Aviation. “The Boeing 747-8F is a technologically advanced aircraft and is one of the most capable long-haul freighter aircraft. This transaction further diversifies our portfolio as we continue to grow our fleet through accretive investment.”
“We appreciate BOC Aviation’s trust and support in the development of our Boeing 747-8F fleet. We strongly believe in the capabilities of this state-of-the-art aircraft and the benefits that it brings to people all over the world. We are glad that the number of companies and people who recognize the advantages of this aircraft and are interested in purchasing it is growing,” added Sergey Lazarev, General Director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.
About AirBridgeCargo Airlines
AirBridgeCargo Airlines, LLC is the largest Russian cargo airline and part of Volga-Dnepr Group. It provides scheduled cargo services connecting the largest trade hubs in Europe, Asia and the U.S., using a modern Boeing 747 freighter fleet. Currently, its fleet consists of 16 aircraft including 9 Boeing 747-8F aircraft.
About BOC Aviation
BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 483 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 68 airlines worldwide in 32 countries as at 31 December 2016. BOC Aviation is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx code: 2588) and has its headquarters in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London and Tianjin. For more information, visit www.bocaviation.com.
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