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
serves more than 200 destinations in over 20 countries.
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.