BOC Aviation Limited has announced that it has signed a purchase-and-leaseback agreement with Qatar Airways for six new Airbus A350 twin-aisle aircraft, all of which are scheduled for delivery in 2017.
“We are excited to support Qatar Airways’ fleet expansion plans with this popular new technology widebody aircraft from Airbus, which adds to our fleet of in-demand aircraft on long-term leases,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of BOC Aviation.
“This incremental capital expenditure is in line with our current strategy to grow our fleet through disciplined investment.”
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker, said: “We are pleased to work with BOC Aviation on securing this transaction, which will result in growing our A350 fleet, the most technologically advanced aircraft in the world, for which Qatar Airways was the global launch customer. “