Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, has delivered the world´s first Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to Malindo Air, the company said.
In addition to today´s delivery, Avolon has commitments for 60 Boeing 737 MAX 8/9 aircraft, delivering through to 2021. This is Avolon´s fifth aircraft on lease to Malindo Air, and is part of a portfolio of 19 aircraft currently on lease to Lion Air Group.
The Boeing 737 MAX is a new-engine variant that builds on the strengths of today´s Next-Generation 737.
Headquartered in Ireland, with offices in the United States, Dubai, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Avolon, a wholly-owned, indirect subsidiary of Chinese public company Bohai Capital Holding Co., Ltd., provides aircraft leasing and lease management services.
Boeing is an aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners, and defense, space, and security systems. With corporate offices in Chicago, Boeing supports airlines, and US and allied government customers in 150 countries, and employs approximately 150,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries around the world.
With main hubs at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and the downtown city airport Subang Skypark in Selangor, Malindo is an international carrier in the Lion Group. As of 15 May 2017, it has a fleet of 45 aircraft, flies to 46 destinations across 16 countries, and has interlining services with 4 airlines.