Air Lease Corporation-ALC (Los Angeles) announced long term lease agreements with Hainan Airlines (Haikou and Beijing) for two new Boeing 787-9 aircraft, both from ALC’s order book with Boeing. ALC has ordered 46 new Boeing 787-9 and 787-10 aircraft in total for deliveries beginning in spring 2016.
“We are pleased to announce that the first of these two new Boeing 787-9s leased to Hainan Airlines will be ALC’s very first Boeing 787-9 delivery. As the longest-range wide-body aircraft in Hainan’s fleet, these 787-9s will offer additional range and capacity capabilities beyond the airline’s Boeing 787-8 aircraft already in operation. This placement marks our third and fourth aircraft placed on long term lease with Hainan, following two 737-800s in 2010. We look forward to the continued growth of our relationship with this world-class airline,” said Jie Chen, ALC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia.
Copyright Photo below: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. The new and larger Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will compliment the existing smaller 787-8 Dreamliners. Boeing 787-8 B-2750 (msn 34942) departs from Toronto (Pearson).
AirEuropa (Palma de Mallorca and Madrid) and Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) today announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $3.6 billion at list prices, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. The order was booked in December 2014 and was previously attributed to an unidentified customer on the Boeing Orders and Deliveries website.
AirEuropa now has a combined total of 22 787-8s and 787-9s on order as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing long-haul fleet.
The 787-9 complements and extends the 787 family. With the fuselage stretched by 6 meters (20 feet) over the 787-8, the 787-9 will fly up to 40 more passengers an additional 830 kilometers (450 nautical miles) with the same exceptional environmental performance – 20 percent less fuel use and 20 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes they replace.
Based at Palma de Mallorca Airport, with a key hub at Adolfo Suarez-Madrid Barajas airport, AirEuropa has grown to be one of the largest airlines in Spain serving more than 40 destinations across Europe and the Americas. Throughout its history, AirEuropa has operated 737s, 757s and 767s and currently has a combination of 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and 787 Dreamliners on order from Boeing.
In other news, Boeing and Embraer yesterday opened a joint sustainable aviation biofuel research center in a collaborative effort to further establish the aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.
At the Boeing-Embraer Joint Research Center in the São José dos Campos Technology Park, the companies will coordinate and co-fund research with Brazilian universities and other institutions. The research will focus on technologies that address gaps in creating a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil, such as feedstock production, techno-economic analysis, economic viability studies and processing technologies.