Paris, France - The American leasing company Air Lease Corporation has placed an additional order for five Boeing 787-9 bringing the number of the Dreamliners to 56 in the lessor's fleet.
The order is valued at $1.5 billion at list prices.
According to ALC chief executive Steven Udvar-Házy, the demand for reliable, versatile and economical planes such as the 787 has never been as high as it is today.
Boeing has so far received more than 1,400 orders for its Dreamliner jets since the program launch, which made the 787 Dreamliner the fastest-selling widebody jet in the civil aviation history.
The 787-9 is the middle variant of the three family members. It can accommodate 296 passengers and fly up to 7,635 nautical miles.
"We are thrilled that ALC has decided to add more 787 Dreamliners to its elite portfolio of airplanes that they place with customers across the globe. I'm confident that the market-leading capabilities of the 787-9 will continue contributing to ALC's long-term success," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing at Boeing.
With the addition of the 787-9s to their respective fleets, airlines saved so far, more than 36 billion pounds (16 billion kilograms) of fuel and opened more than 235 non-stop routes.