Dublin-based lessor AerCap has delivered the first of four Boeing 787-9s on long-term lease to El Al Israel Airlines. It will deliver the remaining three aircraft later this year. El Al has 16 787s on order, in a mix of -8 and -9 models, from either lessors or direct from the US manufacturer. The airline is using the Boeing twinjet to replace its fleet of aging 747-400s and 767-300s. “The arrival of El Al’s eighth Dreamliner, combined with the phase-out of the last ...

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