Air France adds first 787 to its fleet
Boeing and AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing, celebrated the delivery of the first 787 for Air France. The airplane, a 787-9, signifies the delivery of AerCap's 50th Dreamliner and will be deployed on Air France's Paris to Cairo route starting in January. This airplane is also the 500th 787 to come off 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. Air France's first e-enabled aircraft, the Dreamliner marks a new stage in the modernization of our fleet. It will offer customers the best of Air France's products and services", said Jean-Marc Janaillac, CEO of Air France-KLM.
The Air France-KLM Group has ordered a total of 18 787-9s and seven 787-10s, with an additional 12 787-9s leased through AerCap. The arrival of Air France's first 787-9 in is part of the carrier's continued renewal of its long-haul fleet.
"We're proud that Air France will be flying this milestone airplane, which shows they are an industry leader in customer service and passenger innovation," said Ray Conner, vice chairman of The Boeing Company. "We also congratulate AerCap on its milestone 50th and appreciate their continued confidence in the Dreamliner."