• Joe Breitfeller

Middle East Airlines Receives First Two of Five New Airbus A320neos From BOC Aviation

The aircraft were delivered on Tuesday and are powered by Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines. MEA’s new A320neos are leased to Middle East Airlines (MEA) by global aircraft lessor BOC Aviation Limited.

Middle East Airlines Airbus A321neo - Courtesy MEA

On Tuesday (December 1, 2020), Middle East Airlines, the national airline of Lebanon, announced the delivery of two of five new Airbus A320neos on lease from BOC Aviation Limited. MEA’s new A320neos are powered by Pratt & Whitney’s PurePower® PW1100G-JM engines. In Tuesday’s announcement, BOC Aviation’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Martin, said,

“We are very pleased to deliver our first pair of Airbus A321NEO aircraft on lease to Middle East Airlines, with whom we share a long-term relationship that spans more than 20 years. This delivery is testament to the strong cooperation we share with industry-leading airlines such as Middle East Airlines, especially in this challenging environment. We look forward to working with our customers to provide more fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft solutions in the future.”

Also commenting on the delivery, Middle East Airlines’ Managing Director, Mohamad El Hout, added,

“We are pleased to work with BOC Aviation, our long-term partner who has confidence in MEA’s capability and potentials. The new arrival in our fleet will further enhance our commitment to offer our passengers the best product and continued modernization of the fleet despite the local and international challenges.”

Middle East Airlines (MEA) is the national carrier of Lebanon and is one of the Middle East’s major air carriers. From their base at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut, the airline serves 32 international destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and West Africa with a fleet of 19 Airbus aircraft. MEA is a member of the global SkyTeam alliance.

Singapore-based BOC Aviation Limited is a leading global aircraft lessor with a fleet of 555 owned, managed and ordered aircraft. As of September 30, 2020, BOC’s fleet was leased to 87 airlines in 39 countries and regions. In addition to their headquarters in Singapore, BOC has offices in Dublin, London, New York and Tianjin.

Source: Middle East Airlines


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