Air Europa Receives the First 787 Dreamliner

Air Europa Receives the First 787 Dreamliner

Air Europa and SMBC Aviation Capital celebrated in ceremony held today (March 15th) together with the manufacturer Boeing North Charleston, South Carolina delivery of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner carrier.

Air Europa has leased its first 787 through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital. Delivery is also the first Dreamliner to SMBC Aviation Capital. The latest addition to Air Europa's fleet will land in Madrid on March 16th. This is not a non-stop delivery form flight a path 4128 miles (6643 km) taking off Boeing North Charleston, South Carolina.

"Today's delivery begins a new chapter in Air Europa's history. The state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner will provide us with significant operational benefits as we expand our presence throughout the world," said Juan Jose Hidalgo, president Globalia, the parent company of Air Europa. "Plus, it's a plane that will offer our passengers an unparalleled on-board experience, and arrive at your holiday destination feeling refreshed."

The 787 is a family of advanced technologies, super-efficient aircraft with new features to please passengers. In addition, the 787 Air Europa will be an unmatched fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 to 25 percent less fuel and 20 to 25 percent less in emissions than the aircraft it replaces.

"We are honored to deliver the first 787 Dreamliner to our partners Air Europa," said Ray Conner - CEO and President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "This aircraft is a great addition to your fleet and offers the ability to grow its long-distance network for the Americas and beyond, offering superior comfort to passengers."

Air Europa announced an order for 14 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2015, the largest order for Boeing widebody a Spanish operator. Air Europa now has a total of combined order for 22 Boeing 787-8s and 787-9s, summarizing its transition to a fleet of long-haul fully by Boeing.

Peter Barrett, CEO of SMBC Aviation Capital, who attended the March delivery said: "We are very pleased to have completed this delivery to Air Europa The aircraft is significant for both companies We look forward to building on this subject this partnership and continue working with Air Europa and Boeing.”


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