Air Europa welcomes first 787 Dreamliner

Boeing (NYSE: BA), Air Europa and SMBC Aviation Capital are celebrating the delivery of the carrier´s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the company said.

Air Europa leased its first 787 through an agreement with SMBC Aviation Capital. The delivery is also the first Dreamliner to SMBC Aviation Capital. The newest addition to Air Europa´s fleet will touch down in Madrid on March 16th following a nonstop 4,128 miles (6,643 kilometres) delivery flight from Boeing´s 787 assembly site in North Charleston, South Carolina.

The 787 is a family of technologically advanced, super-efficient airplanes with new passenger-pleasing features. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide Air Europa with unmatched fuel efficiency and environmental performance, using 20 to 25 percent less fuel and with 20 to 25 percent fewer emissions than the airplanes it replaces.

Air Europa announced an order for 14 787-9 Dreamliners in 2015, the largest ever Boeing widebody order from a Spanish carrier. Air Europa now has a combined total of 22 787-8s and 787-9s on order as it continues its transition to an all-Boeing long-haul fleet.