The first of fifteen Boeing 777-300ERs for the Air Lease Corporation (ALC) was delivered on 28 May 2014. The aircraft, the eighth 777 in ALC’s fleet, will be one of two to fly for British Airways on a long-term lease contract. The second BA 777-300ER follows in July 2014.
According to Boeing ALC Chairman and CEO Steven F. Udvar-Hazy helped launch the 777-300ER in 2004, and has ordered 94 777s during his career in the industry. This includes 43 777-200ERs, eight 777-300s and 43 777-300ERs – more than any other lessor and the second most of any Boeing customer.
The Boeing 777 is a twin-engine, long-haul airplane. The Extended Range version can fly up to 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometres) and is equipped with GE90-115B engines.