May 10, 2017
has announced it has delivered a Boeing 787-9
to Chinese carrier, Hainan Airlines
. The delivery signifies AerCap's first 787-9 to deliver to the airline and its 55th delivery of the aircraft type. Hainan Airlines now operates twenty 787s, of which ten are 787-9 aircraft. With over 80 aircraft owned and on order, AerCap is the world's largest 787 lessor.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, "We are very pleased to deliver our first 787 to Hainan Airlines. This is our 55th Dreamliner. The 787 is a perfect choice for Hainan Airlines, offering unparalleled levels of passenger comfort to support the airline's high quality service standards and innovation. In addition, the Dreamliner provides exceptional value to airlines due to its advanced technology and fuel efficiency. We wish Hainan Airlines continued success."
AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with, as of March 31, 2017, 1,541 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio. AerCap has one of the most attractive order books in the industry. AerCap serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. AerCap is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (AER) and has its headquarters in Dublin with offices in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Shannon, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Singapore, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.