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Dubai Aerospace Enterprise orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX jets

Posted 20 April 2021 · Add Comment

Boeing and Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) have announced the aircraft lessor has ordered 15 737-8 MAX jets.

 

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise orders 15 Boeing 737 MAX jets. Image:  Boeing

DAE had been investing in the 737 MAX by buying jets from existing customers and leasing them back to the carriers. The new order is DAE's first direct 737 MAX purchase from Boeing as it modernises its portfolio for better economic and environmental performance.

 

Firoz Tarapore, chief executive officer of DAE, said: "We are delighted to deepen our already strong relationship with Boeing. Including this order, we own and manage 162 Boeing aircraft. An increasing number of global aviation regulators are returning the MAX to the skies. We are confident in the success of these aircraft as domestic and regional air travel are seeing strong signs of recovery."

 

The new purchase is DAE's second investment in the 737 MAX in the past year. In the third quarter of 2020, the lessor signed an agreement with American Airlines to purchase and lease back 18 new 737-8 airplanes. Since the agreement, the lessor has delivered 17 of the jets to the U.S. carrier. DAE previously completed a similar purchase-leaseback deal with Brazilian carrier GOL for five 737-8s.

 

"DAE has been instrumental in helping its customers realise the operating economics and environmental performance of the 737-8. We are delighted that they have come back to add more 737 aircraft to its growth plan as it positions itself for the recovery in commercial passenger traffic," said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing. "We are honoured by DAE's trust in the 737 family and we look forward to partnering with them to serve the fleet requirements of airlines around the world."

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