CDB Aviation Completes Deliveries of 737 MAX Aircraft to Brazil’s GOL

CDB Aviation, a wholly-owned Irish subsidiary of China Development Bank Financial Leasing, delivered the last of seven Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, a domestic airline in Brazil.

CDB Aviation delivered the aircraft, which is configured with a 186-seat layout, from its orderbook with Boeing as part of the lease agreements originally signed with the carrier in 2020.

“Our teams worked side-by-side to execute leases and deliver all these aircraft in very adverse conditions throughout the pandemic. GOL is a great customer that has all our trust,” Luís da Silva, head of commercial in the Americas for CDB Aviation, said. “The 737 MAX is expected to transform GOL’s fleet, providing significant efficiency gains while supporting deeper penetration into existing markets and new opportunities for expansion.”

“The delivery of this last aircraft in a package of seven 737 MAX 8s from CDB Aviation marks a milestone in GOL history, our MAX fleet reaching 24 aircraft with this delivery. This accelerated fleet transformation plan ensures we can serve our customers better with more comfort and environmental responsibility,” Celso Ferrer, COO of GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, said. “The MAX being a key component in the company’s goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, as this aircraft consumes 15% less fuel, produces 16% fewer carbon emissions and 40% less noise and has a greater flight range than the next generation aircraft.”

“GOL has been at the forefront of the industry, making investments during the pandemic in the modernization of their fleet and accelerating expansion plans in anticipation of the strong recovery of air travel in the post-pandemic environment,” Peter Goodman, chief marketing officer of CDB Aviation, said. “Our commercial team remains steadfast in finding ways to support customers’ unique needs, enabling them to remain competitive and tap into growth opportunities.”

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