BOC Aviation Limited has delivered the final Boeing 737-800NG aircraft from its orderbook to Skymark Airlines.
The delivery marks an 18 year association with the Next Generation programme, during which time the company took delivery of 209 Boeing 737 Next Generation aircraft, including 161 737-800NG aircraft.
The delivery to Skymark Airlines of the 737-800NG powered by CFM International CFM56 engines, also marked a ten –year business anniversary with the airline.
“We are very pleased to celebrate our ten year business anniversary with BOC Aviation with the addition of the final Boeing 737-800NG aircraft to our fleet,” commented Masahiko Ichie, president & representative director, Skymark Airlines. “BOC Aviation has always provided great support to Skymark and we all look forward to expanding our relationship further.”
“The Boeing 737-800NG has been a cornerstone of our company’s development, with 84 currently operating in our owned fleet,” said Robert Martin, managing director and chief executive officer, BOC Aviation. “Reliability and operational efficiency have been hallmarks of this aircraft programme and we believe these will remain characteristics in the future,” he added. “We are also delighted to be celebrating an important milestone with Skymark Airlines as it continues to build its fleet and network on modern technology aircraft.”
Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing for The Boeing Company said BOC Aviation had been “instrumental in the long-running success” of the Boeing 737 programme and added: “We are honoured to be partners with BOC Aviation as they continue to grow their leasing business. We congratulate them on reaching this important milestone and thank them for their ongoing confidence in Boeing and the 737. Our team looks forward to working together with BOC Aviation to reach more milestones in the years ahead.”