AerCap Holdings has taken delivery of the first Airbus 330-200 of its total order of 30 new A330s. This aircraft is the first of ten A330s that AerCap has agreed to lease to Aeroflot. AerCap also took delivery of a new A320-200 as part of an order placed by its joint venture company AerVenture. The A320 is one of six new A320s contracted for lease to Aeroflot. Subsequent to delivery, AerCap sold both aircraft to Abu Dhabi-based Waha Capital with the ten-year leases to Aeroflot attached.
Klaus Heinemann, CEO of AerCap says: "We were very pleased to close these significant aircraft sales according to schedule despite the prevailing market conditions. Through these transactions, AerCap has established an important business relationship with a prestigious Abu Dhabi-based investment company."