BOC Aviation has announced that it has ordered four new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners – the company’s first order for Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

All four aircraft have been placed on long-term leases with Air Europa, and are scheduled to be delivered to the airline in 2019. The aircraft will be powered by the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 Engine.

Growth strategy

“Air Europa is very pleased with the closing of its first deal with BOC Aviation and looks forward to a successful, long-term relationship between our two companies,” said a spokesperson for the airline. “This deal forms part of the growth strategy of Air Europa, which will see our Boeing 787 operations grow to 24 aircraft by 2022.”

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Global Sales and Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added: “With the 787-9 Dreamliner’s superior fuel efficiency and range capability, BOC Aviation can provide its customers, such as Air Europa, with an airplane that has market-leading efficiency and superior passenger comfort.”