Boeing has secured another commitment for its 787 Dreamliner series, with Air Lease Corporation announcing two additional units will join the backlog.
The 787s at Air Lease Corporation will be crucial to meet their customer’s additional capacity needs and reaffirms the lessor’s position as a leading one.
Additionally, such a commitment extends the already strong relationship between the pair. While no designated end destination has been provided for such a deal, aircraft lessors such as ALC represent an essential part of the industry.
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.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.Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Air Lease Corporation purchased its first Boeing 787 in 2010 and has a portfolio comprising 787-9s and 787-10s. Based in Los Angeles, the lessor has customers worldwide and is responsible for a significant portion of the currently active global fleet of planes you see in the skies today.
Boeing says that since the launch of the 787, it has meant 360 new nonstop routes have been launched, which is more than ten times as planes in the same category. This is highlighted through connections made possible in more restricted areas of the globe. Notably, Qantas has launched services nonstop from the Western side of Australia to Europe with the capabilities of the Boeing 787.