AerCap Holdings N.V. has today announced that it has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8.
The aircraft will be leased to China Southern Airlines, the first of 5 aircraft to go on lease to the airline from AerCap’s 737 MAX order book with Boeing.
AerCap has a total of 104 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft owned and on order, delivering through 2022.
AerCap and China Southern Airlines have recorded several firsts in recent years. In March 2018, AerCap made history when it delivered China Southern Airlines’ first A321neo, making the airline the first operator of the aircraft type in China. In 2016, AerCap delivered the first Pratt & Whitney powered A320neo into China, to China Southern Airlines.