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.