Air Lease Corporation leases Boeing 787-9 aircraft to EVA Air
Oct 3, 2018: Air Lease Corporation has delivered one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to EVA Air (Taiwan). This Dreamliner aircraft, powered by GEnx-1B74/75 engines, is from ALC’s order book with Boeing and adds to numerous Boeing aircraft already on lease to EVA Air.
“ALC is honored to deliver this first B787-9 aircraft to EVA Air,” said Steven Udvar-Házy, executive chairman of Air Lease Corporation. “With this historic new Dreamliner, EVA Air will be the first airline in Taiwan with a Boeing 787-9 aircraft and progress into the future with an optimized fleet and enhanced customer experience. EVA Air has been a loyal ALC customer since 2014 and we are proud to be able to consistently contribute to the airline’s continued growth and success as one of the most advanced, fuel-efficient operators in Asia.”
“EVA Air is pleased to announce this significant first B787-9 delivery from our friends at ALC,” said Steve Lin, chairman of EVA Air. “With this new 787-9 Dreamliner, EVA Air will continue to excel in the international market with a modern and diverse fleet, offering state-of-the-art aircraft and an unparalleled travel experience for our customers.”
EVA Air now operates four Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and one Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on lease from ALC, with three additional B787-9 and two B787-10 aircraft set to deliver from the lessor through 2020, and will have a total of ten Boeing widebody aircraft on long-term lease.