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Virgin Australia Takes Delivery of New Boeing 737-800 from ILFC
Monday, May 20, 2013
Virgin Australia Takes Delivery of New Boeing 737-800 from ILFC11:31 EDT Monday, May 20, 2013
LOS ANGELES (Business Wire) -- International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG), announced today that it has delivered a new Boeing 737-800 to Virgin Australia. This aircraft is the first of three new 737-800s ILFC is scheduled to deliver to Virgin Australia this year. The aircraft are intended to support the strategic fleet renewal at Virgin Australia.
ILFC Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Philip G. Scruggs commented, “ILFC is honored to continue providing aircraft to Virgin Australia. We share a long-standing business partnership that dates back to the launch of the airline. We are delighted to have delivered this new B737-800 that will support the initiatives of the airline.”
This new aircraft is also the third of the total of five aircraft, which are part of a purchase leaseback agreement between ILFC and Virgin Australia. ILFC completed deliveries of the initial two aircraft in 2012.
International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is a global market leader in the leasing and remarketing of commercial aircraft. With approximately 1,000 owned and managed aircraft and commitments to purchase 243 new high-demand, fuel-efficient aircraft and rights to purchase an additional 50 A320neo family aircraft, ILFC is the world's largest independent aircraft lessor. ILFC has approximately 200 customers in more than 80 countries and provides part-out and engine leasing services through its subsidiary, AeroTurbine. ILFC operates from offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Beijing, Dublin, Miami, Seattle, and Singapore. ILFC is a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc. (AIG). www.ilfc.com | Twitter: @ILFCGlobal
American International Group, Inc. (AIG) is a leading international insurance organization serving customers in more than 130 countries. AIG companies serve commercial, institutional, and individual customers through one of the most extensive worldwide property-casualty networks of any insurer. In addition, AIG companies are leading providers of life insurance and retirement services in the United States. AIG common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Additional information about AIG can be found at www.aig.com
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