DAE Capital, the aircraft leasing arm of Dubai Aerospace Enterprise, signed an operating lease agreement with Garuda Indonesia for eight 737-800s. The deal is a sale-and-leaseback transaction covering aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in June. The eight -800s covered in the contract are the first of 50 737NGs (25 firm plus 25 options) that Garuda ordered at last year's Singapore Air Show (ATWOnline, Feb. 20, 2008).

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