BOC Aviation placed four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft – including two from the managed fleet – and two Airbus A320NEO aircraft with Indian carrier Vistara. All Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft are scheduled for delivery in May 2019. The two Airbus A320NEO aircraft will be delivered in the second half of 2019 and will be powered by CFM Leap 1A engines.
“We are excited to support Vistara once again as it builds its profile in the rapidly growing Indian airline sector,” said Robert Martin, managing director and CEO of BOC Aviation. “Our relationship with Vistara dates back to 2014, when we announced the placement of 20 Airbus A320 family aircraft with the airline. In 2017, BOC Aviation delivered its first Airbus A320NEO aircraft to Vistara and we are pleased to work together on its future fleet requirements.”
Leslie Thing, CEO of Vistara, commented, “Vistara is pleased to extend its strategic partnership with BOC Aviation. The Company has been supportive of our expansion plans since the start of Vistara’s operations in 2015 and we look forward to continued cooperation in future.”
TATA SIA Airlines, known by the brand name Vistara, is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines Limited with Tata Sons holding the majority stake of 51% in the company. Vistara commenced its commercial operations on January 9, 2015 with an aim to set new standards in the aviation industry in India and today it connects destinations across the length and breadth of the country.
BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 507 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 94 airlines worldwide in 39 countries and regions as at March 31, 2019.
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