Boeing announced today that GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) has finalized an order for 10 777-300ERs which brings the total amount of 777s ordered by GECAS over the years to 53 with 41 of those being for the popular 777-300ER, the extended range version. According to GECAS, the order will help address growing demand for long-haul planes from airlines who lease from GECAS.
“This order adds to our existing portfolio of 777 aircraft,” said Norman C. T. Liu, GECAS president and CEO. “A key part of our strategy is to expand our long-haul product offerings to satisfy customer demand.”
Boeing has not updated the orders and deliveries page on its website but it appears that the order brings Boeing’s total of 777s for the year to 43 barring any unidentified orders yet to be announced.