AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) has announced the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft on lease to SriLankan Airlines, powered by CFM International’s Leap-1A engines. The aircraft is the first A321neo to enter the airline’s fleet.

AerCap is the world's largest Airbus A320neo Family lessor, with 220 aircraft owned and on order.

AerCap CEO, Aengus Kelly said, “We are very proud to deliver our first A321neo to SriLankan Airlines. The A321neo embodies the very latest in technological advancements due to its efficiency, longer flying range and superior levels of in-cabin comfort. We wish our partners at SriLankan Airlines every success with their fleet enhancement programme.”

SriLankan Airlines’ CEO, Captain Suren Ratwatte, said, “The induction of SriLankan Airlines’ new A321neo fleet is an important step in the continuous modernization of our fleet and will serve to enhance the levels of comfort and convenience that we provide our passengers. This is also yet another milestone in the strong working relationship between SriLankan Airlines and AerCap.”