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