AerCap, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, has announced the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9 to EGYPTAIR, the fifth 787 of a six-aircraft deal, from AerCap’s order book with Boeing.
EGYPTAIR has now operated the world’s longest 787 delivery flight using sustainable aviation fuel in the delivery trip between Seattle and Cairo, totaling 5,925 nautical-miles (10,973 kilometers).
The remaining 787 aircraft is scheduled to deliver to EGYPTAIR in August 2019.
AerCap is the world’s largest customer of the 787 aircraft, with a total of 114 owned, managed and on order.
“We are delighted to support EGYPTAIR’s fleet renewal strategy and to be a part of this important industry-first milestone,” said Aengus Kelly, CEO of AerCap. “The 787 Dreamliner is a perfect choice for EGYPTAIR, allowing the airline to reduce fuel use and emissions by up to 25 percent while meeting its sustainable growth ambitions, as well as supporting AerCap’s target to transition its fleet to over two-thirds new technology aircraft by 2021.”