BOC Aviation Announces New Orders for Four Boeing 787-9 Aircraft
30 Jun 2017
BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that it has ordered four new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. This is the Company’s first order for Boeing 787-9 aircraft.
All four aircraft have been placed on long-term leases with Air Europa, and are scheduled to be delivered to the airline in 2019. The aircraft will be powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine.
“We are pleased to begin a partnership with Air Europa, a new European customer, and to support its fleet growth and expansion plans,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “We are delighted to add the Rolls-Royce powered Boeing 787-9 aircraft to our portfolio. This order is the Company’s first for a Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engine, demonstrating our confidence in these fuel-efficient engines that deliver impressive performance.”
“Air Europa is very pleased with the closing of its first deal with BOC Aviation and looks forward to a successful, long-term relationship between our two companies,” said a spokesperson for the airline. “This deal forms part of the growth strategy of Air Europa, which will see our Boeing 787 operations grow to 24 aircraft by 2022.”
“This 787-9 Dreamliner order strengthens BOC Aviation’s position as a leading global lessor and complements its other Boeing airplanes in its growing portfolio,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With the 787-9 Dreamliner’s superior fuel efficiency and range capability, BOC Aviation can provide its customers, such as Air Europa, with an airplane that has market-leading efficiency and superior passenger comfort.”
“We are pleased to support BOC Aviation and Air Europa and welcome their recognition of the economic benefits that the Trent 1000 brings to the Boeing 787 Dreamliner,” said Dominic Horwood, Rolls-Royce, Director – Customers and Services, Civil Aerospace.
About Air Europa
Formed in 1986 and based in Majorca, Air Europa is the third largest airline in Spain, and the country’s first privately-owned company to operate domestic scheduled flights. It is 100% owned by the Globalia tourism group and since September 2007 the airline has been a member of the SkyTeam alliance. Air Europa currently operates a fleet of nearly 50 aircraft.
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries and employs approximately 145,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries around the world. For information on Boeing, please visit www.boeing.com.
About Rolls Royce
Rolls-Royce is a pre-eminent engineering company focused on world-class power and propulsion systems. The Rolls-Royce Group operates across five businesses: Civil Aerospace, Defence Aerospace, Marine, Nuclear and Power Systems. Rolls-Royce is one of the world’s leading producers of aero engines for large civil aircraft and corporate jets. It has customers in more than 150 countries including more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, and employs almost 50,000 people in 50 countries.
About BOC Aviation
BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 494 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 73 airlines worldwide in 34 countries as at 31 March 2017. 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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