HONG KONG: China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC), the largest independent aircraft operating lessor in China, is pleased to announce that the Group has completed the deliveries of three Airbus A320 aircraft to Sichuan Airlines in December 2016.
The transfer follows the transaction of three aircraft in 2015 and the signing of a further agreement at the beginning 2016 for three more, which were successfully delivered within the same year.
Winnie LIU, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of CALC, commented, “The Group is pleased to have once again collaborated with Sichuan Airlines. The deal is a testament to CALC’s renowned flexible and efficient delivery capabilities and a sign of trust from the Group’s airline customers. We expect to take our collaboration with Sichuan Airlines to the next level to facilitate their rapid business development and expansion.”
LIU added, “Being China’s largest independent aircraft lessor, we are dedicated to assisting China’s airline to stand out in an ever changing and competitive market environment. CALC’s management team shall continue to innovate and grasp business opportunities utilizing their professional knowledge and passion for aviation. The group is determined to become an internationally recognized world-class aircraft lessor.”
CALC is keen on expanding its fleet and expects to have 173 aircrafts by 2022.
Sichuan Airlines to lease new Airbus A350-900
LOS ANGELES: Air Lease Corporation announced the placement of one Airbus A350-900 new technology wide body jet on long term lease to Sichuan Airlines (Chengdu, China).
The aircraft will deliver in the first quarter of 2019 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. The A350-900 will be primarily operated across the Pacific, linking major cities in China with USA and Canada.
“Sichuan Airlines is a loyal and respected ALC customer that has leased A330-200, A330-300, A319, and A321 aircraft from ALC. Later this year, Sichuan will receive the first A320neo and A321neo leased into China from ALC, also on long term leases and from ALC’s order book,” said Jie Chen, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Asia.