ALC Delivers First A321-200neo to WOW Air; Signs MOU for 12 737 MAXs

Air Lease announced the delivery of its first new Airbus A321-200neo on long-term leases to WOW air.

Meanwhile, the aircraft made its Paris flying-display debut to the media and airline industry at this year’s International Paris Air Show.  The largest member of Airbus’s re-engined A320neo family, the A321neo made its first flight in February 2016.

The lessor has delivered four A321-200 CEOs and one A320-200neo to the airline since May 2016, with one additional A321-200neo aircraft scheduled to deliver in Q1/18.

“ALC is very pleased to announce our first A321neo delivery with WOW air, which will be the first of more than 140 new A321neo aircraft in ALC’s order book with Airbus,” said Grant Levy, Air Lease’s executive vice president.

Air Lease also signed a memorandum of understanding with Boeing for 12 737 MAXs at the Paris Air Show. The MOU includes five 737 MAX 7s and seven 737 MAX 8s.

The agreement will be reflected on the Boeing orders and deliveries website once finalized.

“With these additional 12 units, ALC’s growing 737 MAX order book now stands at 130 aircraft – and we are placing them rapidly,” said John L. Plueger, CEO and president of Air Lease. “Clearly the 737 MAX family is a winner for us and for our airline customers.”

ALC was one of the first leasing companies to order the 737 MAX.

“ALC has been a strong supporter of the 737 MAX family since the very beginning,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of global sales and marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The 737 MAX 7 will give ALC’s customers the best airplane in that segment, built for long, thin and high-hot routes. The 737 MAX 8 will give them a wide advantage over the competition in the middle of the market.”

The 737 MAX is the fastest selling airplane in Boeing history.

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