Boeing (NYSE: BA), Neos and AerCap have celebrated the delivery of the leisure carrier´s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the company said.
Neos is leasing the 787-9 through an agreement with AerCap and becomes the first Italian operator of the airplane.
Neos becomes the 45th carrier to operate the 787 Dreamliner. AerCap, the world´s largest Dreamliner customer, plans to deliver two additional 787s to Neos by next year.
Italian industry, through Leonardo, is responsible for producing 14 percent of the 787´s airframe structure, including the two-piece center fuselage section, along with the airplane´s horizontal stabilizer.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the fastest-selling twin-aisle airplane in history. Boeing has delivered more than 625 787s since entering service in 2011, flying more than 200 million people on more than 610 unique routes, saving over 19 billion pounds of fuel.
Founded in 2001, Neos caters to Italy´s leisure market providing flights to destinations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, China, and the Mediterranean.