GOL announces transactions for 12 Boeing 737 aircraft

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com September 5, 2017 17:12

GOL announces transactions for 12 Boeing 737 aircraft

GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (GOL) has completed a sale and leaseback transaction with GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) for seven aircraft, including five Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and two Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft. GOL also signed the direct operating lease of five additional 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

GOL’s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft, which will begin to arrive in the second half of 2018, with capacity for 186 customers will be configured with GOL+Conforto seats in the domestic flights and GOL Premium Class on international routes.  The 737 MAX-8 aircraft have flight autonomy of up to 6,500 km (compared to the 5,500 km of the 737-800 NG) and GOL can offer non-stop flights from Brazil to any destination in Latin America and Florida.

“These transactions with GECAS will increase the number of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft planned for 2018 from five to six, without changing our overall fleet plan of 121 aircraft at year-end 2018,” said Celso Ferrer, GOL’s Planning Vice President.

GOL has a fleet of 120 Boeing 737 aircraft.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com September 5, 2017 17:12