BOC Aviation’s fleet size hit 200 aircraft

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BOC Aviation's fleet now totals 200 aircraft after receiving a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft from the US manufacturer.

It took BOC Aviation 16 years to reach a portfolio size of 100 aircraft in 2009, and then three years to double that amount to 200 aircraft this year.

"Our achievement is in line with our long term strategy of being a major global aircraft leasing company. It has been achieved by the hard work of our team with the strong support from board and our shareholder, Bank of China, and our broad based global funding platform," says BOC Aviation's managing director and chief executive officer Robert Martin.

BOC Aviation's portfolio comprises 176 owned and 24 managed aircraft, which are on lease to 55 airlines in 33 countries. Another 56 aircraft are on firm order, says the lessor.

The 737-800 aircraft, MSN 39051, was placed under an operating lease contract with Jet Airways.