Norwegian sources 787s from ILFC

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Norwegian Air Shuttle has entered into a letter of intent to lease two new Boeing 787-8 aircraft from ILFC. The lease term for both aircraft is 12 years.

Norwegian will take delivery of the aircraft starting in the fall of 2012.

The carrier says the letter of intent is entered into as part of Norwegian's set up for long-haul operations. Destinations under consideration are Bangkok and New York.

According to Flightglobal's ACAS database, ILFC has 57 Boeing 787-8s and one 787-9 aircraft on backlog.