AerCap has delivered a Boeing 787-9 to Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines. The delivery signifies AerCap’s first 787-9 to deliver to the airline and its 55th delivery of the aircraft type. Hainan Airlines now operates twenty 787s, of which ten are 787-9 aircraft.
With over 80 aircraft owned and on order, AerCap is the world’s largest 787 lessor.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “We are very pleased to deliver our first 787 to Hainan Airlines. This is our 55th Dreamliner. The 787 is a perfect choice for Hainan Airlines, offering unparalleled levels of passenger comfort to support the airline’s high quality service standards and innovation. In addition, the Dreamliner provides exceptional value to airlines due to its advanced technology and fuel efficiency. We wish Hainan Airlines continued success.”Date: May 10, 2017