MILAN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) today announced the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9, on lease to Neos SpA. The airline will be the first Italian operator of the Dreamliner aircraft. AerCap will deliver to the airline a further two 787-9s in 2018.

AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787, with a total of 116 aircraft owned and on order.

AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “AerCap is very pleased to deliver to Neos their first 787-9 aircraft. The Dreamliner will enhance Neos’s long haul fleet of Boeing aircraft, offering greater operational efficiencies and superior levels of in-cabin comfort. We thank our friends and partners at Neos for their continued confidence in AerCap and wish them every success as they continue to modernize their fleet.”

"We are excited to begin flying the 787 Dreamliner,” said Carlo Stradiotti, CEO of Neos SpA. “We thank AerCap for working together with us on our fleet renewal plans. The 787 Dreamliner offers greater efficiency and the ultimate in passenger comfort, ensuring our customers a state-of-the-art flying experience when travelling to key leisure destinations around the world.”