AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap") (NYSE: AER) has announced today the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on long-term operating lease to Air New Zealand. This is the first new 787-9 aircraft to deliver to Air New Zealand from AerCap's order book with Boeing.
AerCap is the world's largest lessor of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 117 aircraft owned, managed and on order.
"The delivery of this new Boeing 787-9 to Air New Zealand marks another milestone between our two companies, building on a 30-year history of successful cooperation," said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap. "We are delighted to continue to support Air New Zealand's fleet renewal strategy and sustainable growth ambitions with the addition of this new Dreamliner, which will offer excellent operational performance and environment efficiency, significantly reducing fuel emissions and noise levels. We wish Jeff McDowall and all the team at Air New Zealand continued success."