787-9. Courtesy, Boeing

Air Lease Corp. (ALC) has purchased eight Boeing 787-9s, which it will lease to Vietnam Airlines, the lessor announced Monday.

The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered in 2017 and 2018, ALC said.

ALC also announced it had bought a 777-300ER from Macquarie Aviation; the aircraft is on a long-term lease to Emirates, which is a new customer for ALC.

ALC also announced the following aircraft placements: One Airbus A330-200 for KLM to be delivered in 2013; one A330-300 to Sichuan Airlines (3U) to be delivered in 2013. 3U also signed a four-year lease extension on one A319; and one Embraer E-190 for Mozambique carrier LAM, to be delivered this year.