AerCap makes first A350 delivery to French carrier Air Caraïbes

AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE: AER) has delivered a new Airbus A350-900 to Air Caraïbes, the first of three new A350 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease from AerCap´s order book with Airbus, the company said.

The aircraft was transferred to the French carrier at a ceremony in the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. A second A350-900 aircraft is scheduled for delivery to Air Caraïbes in March 2017.

AerCap has one of the largest Airbus A350 XWB portfolios with a total of twenty-nine owned and on order, delivering through 2019.

A scheduled French airline and specialist in the Caribbean, Air Caraïbes employs close to 900 people. In 2016, the subsidiary company of the Dubreuil Group, transported 1,395,000 passengers. Air Caraïbes operates flights from Paris Orly South to Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyana, Haiti, Saint-Martin , the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, and Cuba.

AerCap, an independent aircraft leasing company, engages in the leasing, financing, sale, and management of commercial aircraft and engines in China, the Netherlands, the United States, and internationally. The company serves approximately 200 customers in approximately 80 countries with comprehensive fleet solutions. It is headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Shannon, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Singapore, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, Seattle, and Toulouse. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 1,566 owned, managed, or on order aircraft in its portfolio.