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Wed, 15 August 2018

CMIG Aviation Delivers Boeing 737 MAX 8 to Lion Air

CMIG Aviation Capital, an aircraft leasing company wholly owned by China Minsheng Investment Group, has delivered a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (MSN 43000), fitted with CFM-LEAP-1B engines, to Lion Air.

Lion Air Group has an in-service fleet of 299 aircraft, operating from bases in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia under 5 brand names. The airline serves more than 200 destinations in over 20 countries.

CMIG Aviation Capital, an aircraft leasing company wholly owned by China Minsheng Investment Group, has delivered a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft (MSN 43000), fitted with CFM-LEAP-1B engines, to Lion Air. Click to enlarge.

Edward Sirait, Lion Air Group CEO, said, "We are delighted to have CMIG as a lessor to the Lion Group and we look forward to expanding and strengthening this business partnership. As the largest domestic operator in Indonesia, safety and reliability are our top priorities. The 737 MAX has built upon our current 737's industry-leading reliability and is providing us with the highest level of air safety for our passengers."

Peter Sixiang Gao, Chief Executive Officer, CMIG Aviation Capital said, "CMIG is excited to be supporting Lion Air by delivering our first 737 MAX 8 to the airline. Given their reliability and fuel efficiency, Boeing's MAX8s are ideally suited to support the future growth of Lion Air Group. CMIG will continue to invest in new technology aircraft and build a younger, more fuel-efficient fleet."

CMIG Aviation Capital is an aircraft leasing business headquartered in Tianjin, China, with offices in Hong Kong, Ireland, and Singapore. Its portfolio of 21 aircraft are on long-term lease to 15 airlines in 8 countries.

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