BOC Aviation Limited, a leading global aircraft operating leasing company headquartered in Singapore, announced on Tuesday that it delivered the third of five new Airbus A321NEO aircraft to Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines.
BOC Aviation said that all the five aircraft are from its existing order book. The first two were delivered in recent two months, and the remaining two will be delivered by the end of 2019.
"The deliveries to Sichuan Airlines mark a number of milestones for BOC Aviation," said the company's Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Robert Martin. "They are the first to our new customer Sichuan Airlines and they are our first A321NEO aircraft to be delivered from our order book."
Martin said BOC Aviation is delighted to support the growth of one of China's leading regional airlines with aircraft that are among the world's most cost-effective and technologically advanced.
BOC Aviation, a member of Bank of China Group, has a fleet of 499 aircraft owned, managed and on order. Its owned and managed fleet was leased to 89 airlines worldwide in 34 countries and regions as at Sept. 30, 2018. Sichuan Airlines is a full service carrier with more than 270 routes carrying nearly 30 million passengers annually.