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ALC Takes Delivery of First of 15 New Boeing 777-300ERs

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Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of the first of 15 Boeing 777-300ERs (Extended Range).

This 777-300ER, the eighth 777 in ALC's fleet, is one of two being delivered to British Airways on long-term lease from the lessor. The second 777-300ER for British Airways is scheduled to be delivered in July 2014.

"The operational capabilities and versatility of the 777-300ER provide significant profitability potential for our customers," said ALC Chairman and CEO Steven F. Udvar-Hazy. "With its leading economics and passenger-pleasing interior, this aircraft has maintained a broad customer base year after year and will continue to do so long into the future."

Udvar-Hazy helped launch the 777-300ER in 2004, and has ordered 94 777s during his career in the industry. This includes 43 777-200ERs, eight 777-300s and 43 777-300ERs more than any other lessor and the second most of any Boeing customer.

"We are honored that the 777 has a role in ALC's success," said Bill Collins, vice president of Leasing Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "The combination of efficiency, industry-leading reliability and award-winning cabin design of the 777-300ER offers operators increased revenue and a superior passenger experience."

The Boeing 777-300ER can fly up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers) and is equipped with GE90-115B engines.

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