BOC Delivers Two Airbus A321NEOs to Sichuan Airlines
NOV 15, 2019 - 6:00 am
BOC Aviation delivered the final two of five Airbus A321NEO aircraft on lease to Sichuan Airlines. These aircraft are powered by Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1100G-JM engines, and were delivered from the company’s existing order book.
“Sichuan Airlines is very pleased to have partnered with BOC Aviation for our latest two A321NEO aircraft, as we continue to grow our network and connectivity in the region. With this latest delivery, we now have 19 A320NEO family aircraft in our fleet,” said Li Haiying, chairman of Sichuan Airlines. “The BOC Aviation team has continued to demonstrate strong support in fulfilling our needs for modern aircraft that reduce fuel consumption and provide an environmentally-friendly ride for our passengers.”
“We are thrilled to work with Sichuan Airlines in its fleet and network expansion plans, with the delivery of the final two of five A321NEO aircraft, having received its first A321NEO from us back in 2018,” said Robert Martin, managing director and CEO, BOC Aviation. “We congratulate Pratt & Whitney on its 100th GTF engine powered A320NEO family aircraft delivery in China and look forward to building on our long-standing relationships with both Airbus and P&W as we provide our airline customers more fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft solutions.”
Sichuan Airlines is a full service carrier with more than 300 routes carrying nearly 30 million passengers annually. Established over 30 years ago, Sichuan Airlines’ shareholders include three other airlines and its largest investor is the Sichuan provincial government. It currently operates an all-Airbus fleet totaling more than 150 single and dual-aisle aircraft.
BOC Aviation is a leading global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 509 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 92 airlines worldwide in 40 countries and regions as of September 30, 2019.
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