Mallorca - Singapore-based leasing company BOC Aviation has announced that it delivered the first of seven Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to Spanish carrier Air Europa.
The delivery has been carried out as part of a purchase and leaseback agreement signed in 2017 between the two companies. The remaining six Boeing 787-9 will join the Spanish Airline's fleet by the end of 2020.
Air Europa's Dreamliners will be powered by Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines.
“The aircraft we are delivering from today reflects the culmination of a transaction we first announced back in 2017 and exemplifies the depth of the partnership between ourselves and Air Europa,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation.
“We are delighted to be delivering one of the most popular new generation aircraft in operation today to support a key customer’s growth plans,” Martin added.
Air Europa currently operates ten Dreamliners (eight Boeing 787-8 and two Boeing 787-9). The carrier has 16 Boeing 787-9 more on order including the remaining six aircraft with BOC.
The Dreamliners are intended to replace aging Airbus A330s in the Spanish operator's fleet.