June 18, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today at the Paris Air Show a memorandum of understanding with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to purchase 33 airplanes. The
-based leasing company has committed to order three 787-9 and 30 787-10X Dreamliners.
Boeing looks forward to working with ALC to finalize the details of the agreement, at which time the airplanes will be posted to the
Boeing Orders & Deliveries
website as a firm order.
"We are thrilled to announce our commitment for 787-10Xs and additional 787-9s," said ALC Chairman and CEO
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy
. "Both of these airplanes possess the characteristics our airline customers desire by providing the ideal size, capabilities and economical operating costs for their medium to long-haul markets. We believe the performance characteristics of the 787-10X will build on the 787 family's success in the marketplace."
ALC expects to begin taking 787-10X deliveries in 2019.
The 787-10X would be the third version of the popular 787 family, with a range of up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) and seating for 300-330 passengers, depending on an airline's configuration choices. The second member of the family, the 787-9, is in final assembly in
, and set to make its first flight later this year.
"ALC has taken a disciplined approach to building a portfolio that offers its airline customers the most fuel-efficient and desirable airplanes on the market today and in the years to come," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO
. "The ALC leadership team has an excellent record of placing Boeing airplanes with airlines worldwide. They are an ideal partner to help establish the 787-10X in the leasing market."
Once the order is finalized, these 787-10Xs and 787-9s will add to the more than 180 airplanes that ALC already has on order including Next-Generation 737-800s, 737 MAX 8s and 9s, 777-300ERs and 787-9s. It also will mark more than 1,000 Boeing airplanes that Mr. Udvar-Hazy and his management team have ordered over the past 35 years.