LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today at the Paris Air Show that Air Lease Corporation (ALC) will purchase up to 33 airplanes. 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.
Boeing looks forward to finalizing the details of the agreement, at which time it will be posted to the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website.
"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 Next-Generation 737 family is the world's best-selling airplane because of its ability to deliver outstanding, dependable operational and financial performance across the widest wide range of missions.
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."
About Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL)
Launched in 2010, ALC is an aircraft leasing company based in Los Angeles, California that has airline customers throughout the world. ALC and its team of dedicated and experienced professionals are principally engaged in purchasing commercial aircraft and leasing them to its airline partners worldwide through customized aircraft leasing and financing solutions. For more information, visit ALC's website at www.airleasecorp.com.
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