October 27, 2017
AerCap Delivers First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Ethiopian Airlines
- Ethiopian is first airline in Africa to operate the 787-9
SEATTLE - AerCap Holdings N.V. (“AerCap”) (NYSE: AER) today announced the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9 to Ethiopian Airlines. The airline will be the first in Africa to operate the 787-9 aircraft. AerCap has already delivered three 787-8 aircraft to Ethiopian Airlines.
AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787 aircraft, with a total of 116 owned and on order.
AerCap President and Chief Commercial Officer Philip Scruggs said, “AerCap is very proud to deliver to Ethiopian Airlines their first 787-9 aircraft, as the airline continues to lead the way in African aviation. The 787-9 will complement Ethiopian’s existing fleet of 787-8 aircraft bringing further operational efficiencies and scope to enhance their existing network. We thank our friends and partners at Ethiopian Airlines for their continued confidence in AerCap and wish them every success as they continue to optimize their fleet.”
AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with, as of September 30, 2017, 1,506 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, Singapore, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle and Toulouse.
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