BOC Aviation Limited (“BOC Aviation” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the delivery of its 250th aircraft from Boeing. The aircraft is a Boeing 737-800 aircraft delivered to a Chinese airline.
“The delivery of our 250th aircraft from Boeing speaks to the close cooperation that has characterised our two companies,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation. “We recently marked our 24th anniversary in business, and this achievement with Boeing is testament to the strong relationship that we have built since the inception of our company.”
“Reflecting the speed with which we have achieved this milestone, it is fitting that we have delivered our 250th Boeing aircraft to a Chinese carrier, coming from the world’s fastest growing major aviation market,” Mr. Martin added.
“BOC Aviation continues to be a valued partner of Boeing as an airplane customer across our product line and a financing solution provider for our customers,” said Jeremy Griffin, Senior Vice President, Global Leasing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
BOC Aviation is one of Boeing’s major customers globally and was Boeing’s largest lessor customer by deliveries in 2017. BOC Aviation’s cumulative orders to date for new Boeing aircraft have reached a total of 352 aircraft, comprising 296 aircraft from the 737 family, 42 777s and six 787 aircraft. In addition, BOC Aviation’s orderbook features 102 aircraft due for delivery from Boeing before 2021. These include 10 737 MAX 10 aircraft for which BOC Aviation is a launch customer.
In total, BOC Aviation took delivery of 74 aircraft in 2017, including three that were acquired by airline customers upon delivery, and has another 53 already scheduled for delivery in 2018 – 18 of which are Boeing aircraft.