June 14, 2016
Air Lease Corp has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The airplane is being leased out to China's Hainan Airlines.
Boeing's order book for the 777X consists primarily of Persian Gulf carriers - which has proven problematic for Boeing in recent months while oil prices have dipped and new orders have been slow in coming.
Airbus has announced that delivery of the first A350-900 to Taiwan's China Airlines would be delayed due to supplier issues that have hampered production ramp-up of the new airplane. The first airplane was expected to be delivered in July, but will now be delayed until the end of September, at best.
Thai Airways International has placed orders for 12 Airbus A350-900 aircraft, including eight that would be leased.
Airbus accumulated 77 new A320 and 6 new A350 orders in May, for a year-to-date total of 160 aircraft orders.
Airbus is continuing to examine options for installing additional seats on the A380 superjumbo airline.