Dubai, U.A.E., 29 April 2018 – Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd. has announced that its leasing division, DAE Capital has delivered its first new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Bahrain flag carrier Gulf Air. The delivery took place at the Boeing delivery center in Everett, USA.
DAE first announced the agreement to lease five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners with PDP financing to Gulf Air in November of last year. The delivery of this aircraft is the first 787-9 to enter both Gulf Air’s fleet as well as DAE’s fleet.
Commenting on the deal, DAE Chief Executive Officer, Firoz Tarapore said: “Seeing this particular aircraft make a majestic preview presence during its fly-by at the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix was exhilarating, but seeing the first Dreamliner of this type now enter Gulf Air’s active fleet makes us particularly pleased. We look forward to Gulf Air’s successful integration of this aircraft type into its growing network”
The remaining four Dreamliners will be delivered to Gulf Air throughout this year.