Boeing and BOC Aviation today celebrated the delivery of the leasing company’s 50th Next-Generation 737, a 737-800.
“We are pleased to take delivery of our 50th Next-Generation 737 aircraft directly ordered from Boeing,” said Mr. Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation.
“We have committed to acquire 100 of this popular aircraft type, including commitments we have made to support our customers under purchase and leaseback transactions, since our company was established 18 years ago. Boeing has been and will continue to be a key supplier and partner to BOC Aviation.”
BOC Aviation is the leading Asia-based aircraft leasing company. The company has ordered 74 Boeing aircraft and acquired another 65 Boeing aircraft on purchase and leaseback transactions from airlines around the world.
“We congratulate BOC Aviation on taking delivery of their 50th Next-Generation 737,” said John Wojick, vice president of Asia Pacific Sales for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“With the 737-800, BOC Aviation is providing its customers with a progressive airplane that is known not only for its reliability and economical performance, but also for its flexibility to serve a wide range of markets.”
The single-aisle Boeing 737-800 can seat between 162 to 189 passengers. It can fly 260 nautical miles farther and consume 7 percent less fuel while carrying 12 more passengers than the competition.
BOC Aviation is leasing the Boeing 737-800 to WestJet, Canada’s leading high-value, low-fare airline offering scheduled service to 70 destinations in Canada, the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean, with its fleet of 91 Boeing Next- Generation 737-series aircraft.