Boeing and the aircraft leasing company AerCap celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France on December 2. The aircraft, a 787-9, marks the delivery of AerCap’s 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France’s Paris to Cairo route starting in January. The airliner is also the 500th 787 produced on Boeing’s production lines.
“It is with great pride and honour that Air France is taking delivery of its first Boeing 787, the 9th for Air France-KLM,” said Jean-Marc Janaillac, CEO, Air France-KLM. “Air France’s first e-enabled aircraft, the Dreamliner, marks a new stage in the modernisation of our fleet. It will offer customers the best of Air France’s products and services.”
The Air France-KLM Group has ordered a total of 18 Boeing 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap.