• Joe Breitfeller

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of Two Boeing 787-9s to China Southern Airlines

Air Lease Corporation has delivered two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to China Southern Airlines. The aircraft feature GEnx-1B76A engines and are the fourth and fifth of five new 787-9s delivered to the carrier from ALC’s order book with Boeing.


China Southern Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy Boeing

On Wednesday (April 21, 2021), Air Lease Corporation (ALC) announced the delivery of two new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to China Southern Airlines. The newly delivered aircraft are the fourth and fifth of five new Dreamliners delivered to the carrier from ALC’s order book with Boeing. China Southern’s new Boeing 787-9s are powered by GE Aviation GEnx-1B76A engines.


In Wednesday’s announcement, ALC’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Asia and President of Air Lease Corporation Hong Kong Limited, Jie Chen, said,


“We are pleased to announce that our fourth and fifth of five new Boeing 787-9s have delivered to China Southern Airlines. ALC is honored to contribute to our long-term customer’s continued success as one of Asia’s premier airlines.”


Based in Los Angeles, California, Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is a leading global aircraft leasing company. The ALC team is principally involved in the purchase of commercial aircraft and leasing them to airlines worldwide with customized leasing and financing solutions.


China Southern Airlines Company Limited is based in Guangzhou and operates the largest fleet and most extensive network of any airline in the Peoples Republic of China. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 700 passenger and cargo aircraft including Boeing 787, 777, 757, and 737 aircraft, as well as Airbus A380, A330, A321, A320, and A319s. In terms of fleet size, according to IATA, China Southern Airlines operates the largest fleet in Asia and the fourth largest fleet in the world. The airline was also the first in the world to operate the Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.



Source: Air Lease Corporation