Boeing [NYSE: BA] has announced the delivery of its 787th 787 Dreamliner to come off the production line, since its first delivery in September, 2011, the company said.
The airplane was delivered to AerCap, the world´s largest lessor and 787 customer. Sporting a special logo commemorating the production milestone, the airplane will be leased and operated by China Southern, which continues to expand its long-haul fleet of 787 Dreamliners, including 10 787-8s and eight 787-9s.
The 787 family of aircraft has flown nearly 300 million passengers on more than 1.5 million flights around the world, including more than 210 new nonstop routes made possible by the airplane´s fuel efficiency and range.
China Southern Airlines first ordered 10 787-8 Dreamliners in 2005 and further increased its capability on long-haul routes when they placed an order for 787-9s in 2016.
China Southern Airlines currently operates more than 800 aircraft, including Boeing 787, 777, 747 and 737s. The carrier operates more than 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions across the world.
AerCap is the global leader in aircraft leasing with 1,457 owned, managed or on order aircraft in its portfolio as of September 30, 2018.