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GECAS takes delivery of its 394th – and last – Next-Generation Boeing 737

GECAS issued this statement:

Culminating a 20-year history of new orders for the type, GECAS has received its 394th and final skyline order of Boeing’s Next Generation 737. Just over a month prior to Boeing delivering its first 737 MAX to GECAS in January, the lessor took delivery of its final skyline NG order last week.


With an initial order placed in 1996, GECAS’ NG orderbook accounts for roughly one of every 15 NGs delivered to date. Surpassing other lessor’s skyline orders for the type, GECAS’ placements of NG’s have been leased to 64 operators across 32 countries. Exclusively powered by CFM-56 engines, the narrowbody has served the airline industry for decades and is ideally suited for both commercial passenger and cargo aircraft.

In addition to new orders, GECAS has also provided new aircraft lease financing on an additional ~270 737NGs to customers around the world.

GECAS currently has 170 737 MAX airplanes on order, with the first delivery scheduled for January 2018.

Image: Boeing.


LOT Polish Airlines to introduce its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2018

LOT Polish Airlines is adding three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners next year. The new 787-9s will be leased from the Aviation Capital Group.

The Boeing 787-9 a stretched version of the current Boeing 787-8.

In LOT’s three class configuration the 787-9 will fly 294 passengers: 24 in business, 21 in premium and 249 in economy class. The 787-9 will be the largest aircraft in the history of LOT.

The flag carrier is planning to add the new type to Chicago (O’Hare) on March 30, 2018 according to Airline Route followed by New York (JFK) on April 30, 2018. Seoul (Incheon) will also see an upgrade to the 787-9 on June 30, 2018 and Toronto (Pearson) on July 1, 2018.

LOT Business Class on the Boeing 787:

LOT Premium Economy on the Boeing 787:

LOT Economy Class on the Boeing 787:

All images by LOT Polish Airlines.


Okay Airways finalizes its order for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Okay Airways (OKAir) and Boeing have finalized an order for five 787-9 Dreamliners for $1.4 billion, according to an announcement by Boeing.

Previously in June 2017 at the Paris Airshow, the company signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for five 787-9 Dreamliners as part of its long-term fleet strategy and expansion.

Okay Airways is headquartered in Beijing with its main hub at Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Its all-Boeing jetliner fleet includes 17 Boeing 737-800s, four Boeing 737-900ERs and one Boeing 737-300 Freighter, which serves more than 50 domestic and regional destinations.

Image: Boeing.

Somon Air signs LOI to acquire its first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner


Somon Air and Boeing have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to purchase a new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The new aircraft type is expected to arrive in Tajikistan in 2018.

The signing was held on November 14, 2017 in Dubai at the Dubai Airshow.

Photo: Somon Air.


Boeing, SCAT Airlines finalize order for six 737-8 MAX 8s

Boeing and Kazakhstan-based SCAT Airlines (SCAT Air Company) have announced an order for six 737-8 MAX 8s on the final day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

The agreement, valued at $674 million at current list prices, also includes purchase rights for five additional 737 MAX 8s.

SCAT Airlines currently operates a fleet of 737s, 757s and 767s.

Image: Boeing.

DAE leases five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to Gulf Air

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd has announced its leasing division, DAE Capital, and Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s national carrier, have signed an aircraft lease agreement for five Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft that are scheduled to enter the Gulf carrier’s fleet in 2018. These modern, fuel efficient planes will help Gulf Air expand its network, facilitating the long-term expansion of the airline’s future network requirement.

Gulf Air is expecting its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered in April 2018 and will operate the airline’s long haul routes, gradually replacing its Airbus A330-200s. A total of 5 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will have entered Gulf Air’s fleet by end-2018 with an additional 2 aircraft arriving by end of 2019 and 3 arriving by end of 2020.

Image: Gulf Air.

Boeing, CDB Aviation finalize order for 52 737 MAXs and eight 787 Dreamliners


1.jpegBoeing and CDB Aviation on November 9, 2017 finalized an order for 42 737 MAX 8s, 10 737 MAX 10s and eight 787-9 Dreamliners.

The order, valued at $7.4 billion at current list prices, was announced as a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the 2017 Paris Air Show. The order includes a conversion of six 737 MAX 8 orders, to the 737 MAX 10.

CDB Aviation, one of the largest and most influential Chinese-owned aviation leasing companies, is part of the launch customer group for the 737 MAX 10, the newest member of Boeing’s 737 MAX family.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, CDB Aviation operates as a wholly owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., LTD (CDB Leasing) (HKEX stock code:1606) and features a committed fleet of over 300 aircraft.

Image: Boeing.