Boeing has delivered its first Boeing 737-800 to Air Lease Corporation (ALC).
The aircraft is part of an order placed by Los Angeles-based ALC at the 2010 Farnborough Air Show. The new narrow-body jet will now be leased to Korean Air.
“This delivery is another major step in ALC’s mission to help our airline clients modernise and grow their fleets,” said John L. Plueger, ALC’s President & Chief Operating Officer. “The Boeing Next-Generation 737-800 is a cornerstone of our growing commercial aircraft fleet because it provides our airline customers with the most economical, fuel efficient and versatile 162-189 seat passenger airplane in the market.”
ALC has 94 aircraft on order including 77 B737-800s, five B777-300ERs and 12 B787-9 Dreamliners.
“Today’s delivery marks another milestone in our long-term partnership with Air Lease Corporation,” said Bill Collins, Vice President of Leasing Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We are committed to supporting ALC’s growth by delivering the airplanes and services that its airline customers need to be successful.”