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Norwegian extends order with Boeing for 15 B787-800s; LoI to lease one new B787-8 from ILFC

21-Oct-2011 12:35 PM

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA extended (20-Oct-2011) its current aircraft order with Boeing for an additional 15 B737-800s to be delivered between 2015 and 2018. The total order for purchased aircraft now stands at a total of 78 where 22 have been delivered. Norwegian has 12 remaining purchase rights for aircraft of the type. All future B737 aircraft will be fitted with CFM Evolution engines, Boeing SKY interiors and in-flight Wi-Fi. Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA has also entered into a Letter of Intent to lease one new B787-8 from ILFC. The aircraft is the third leased B787 from ILFC, and the sixth B787 on order for Norwegian. Norwegian will take delivery of the aircraft in early 2014, with a lease term of 12 years. The LoI is entered into as part of Norwegian’s set up for long-haul operations. [more - original PR]