EgyptAir has become the latest operator to commit to the Boeing 787-9, with the signing of a deal to lease six of the type from AerCap.

The aircraft, expected to come from AerCap’s existing backlog of 787 orders, will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. The deal was disclosed in a joint announcement by the airline, lessor and manufacturer at the Dubai air show.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the lessor has 54 787-9s on order, but there is no indication when the aircraft bound for EgypAir will be delivered.

"The 787 Dreamliner has built a reputation for reliability, operational efficiency and passenger comfort," says EgyptAir Holding Company chairman and chief executive Safwat Musallam. "We look forward to the 787 becoming an integral part of EgyptAir’s fleet as we progress our modernisation and network expansion plans."

Fleets Analyzer shows that the Star Alliance carrier has 54 aircraft in operation, comprised of Airbus A320 family jets, A330s, 737-800s and 777s. It also has a solitary A330-300 on order.

Source: Cirium Dashboard