AviaAM Leasing, a global aviation holding company engaged in commercial aircraft acquisition, leasing and sales, has announced that its joint venture with the Henan Civil Aviation Development and Investment Company (HNCA) – AviaAM Financial Leasing China – has added a brand new Boeing 777-300ER to its fleet. The aircraft was delivered to the Russian carrier, Aeroflot, under a 12-year operating lease agreement.
The aircraft bearing the manufacturer’s serial number MSN65307, was delivered to the operator at the Boeing facilities in Seattle, USA, on 1st June. It will be used under an operating lease for 12 years. The company intends to debut the aircraft in a flight to the FIFA World Cup 2018, which begins July 14th in Russia.
Along with being the world’s largest twinjet, this is also the first brand new Boeing 777 deal for AviaAM Financial Leasing China and has allowed the company to enter into the area of long-range wide-body twin-engine jet airliners. “We are thrilled to make a new start, a new beginning in our business. This is the first wide-body aircraft we have leased and we are delivering it to one of our biggest customers. With this Boeing 777, we are stepping into the great market of wide-bodied aircraft leasing and looking forward to new challenges,” says Tomas Sidlauskas, CEO of AviaAM Financial Leasing China.
The abovementioned Boeing 777-300ER is an “extended range” airliner that can travel up to 13 650 km with 30 business, 48 premium economy, and 324 economy class passengers. It is powered by the world’s most powerful jet engine, a GE90-115B turbofan. In December 2017, there were 767 of these aircraft in service with 72 unfilled orders.