AerCap Holdings entered into a purchase-leaseback transaction with American Airlines to finance up to 35 Boeing 737-800s, including 29 firm deliveries—26 of which were previously ordered—plus three new orders. The deal also covers six optional 737-800s, which, if exercised by the carrier, would be delivered in 2013-2014. "We are pleased to significantly expand our relationship with AerCap and diversify our financing strategies," said AMR CFO Bella Goren. "This ...

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