Published on July 15th, 2021 | by Alan Dwyer0
AerCap to Lease 7 A350’s to Delta
AerCap has announced this week that it has concluded a deal to lease seven Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Delta Airlines. The aircraft will be leased on long term deals with the deliveries to commence in the next few months. All seven aircraft are powered by Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines.
Commenting on the deal, CEO of AerCap, Aengus Kelly said, “This is a significant transaction for AerCap with one of the largest and most successful airlines in the world. We are delighted to support Delta’s ambitious commitment to sustainability by leasing these seven Airbus A350 widebodies, which are proven to significantly reduce carbon emissions and external noise footprint over previous-generation aircraft. We thank Ed and the team at Delta for the confidence and trust they have placed in AerCap, and we look forward to working with them for many years to come.”
Also commenting was the CEO of Delta, Ed Bastian who added, “We value our relationship with AerCap, which supported this investment in Delta’s future. As we look past the pandemic, Delta’s disciplined, innovative approach to fleet renewal positions us for growth as travel demand returns, while enhancing the customer experience and supporting our sustainability commitments.”
AerCap recently published figures for the second quarter of this year showing that they had leased, purchased and sold 78 aircraft during the period. They signed lease agreements for 51 aircraft including 13 widebodies and 38 narrowbody aircraft. The aircraft purchased during the period included 10 Airbus A320neo Family aircraft, four Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and one Embraer E2. The aircraft sold recently included one Airbus A330, five Boeing 737NGs, three Boeing 757s and three Boeing 767-300ERs from AerCap’s owned portfolio.