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Aeromexico Gets Its First 787 Dreamliner

August 19, 2013

US airframer Boeing (NYSE: BA) US commercial aircraft lessor International Lease Finance Corp and Mexican carrier Aeromexico said they have completed the first delivery of a 787 Dreamliner for use by the Mexico City-based carrier.

Boeing said that the airplane, delivered from the firm's Everett, Wash., delivery centre, took off for Mexico City late last week.

The airplane is the first of nine 787-8 airplanes that Aeromexico will operate, including five on lease from ILFC. The airline will operate a total of 19 Dreamliners, including 10 787-9 models ordered last year.

Aeromexico's 787 Dreamliners will be configured with 32 Clase Premier lie-flat seats and 211 seats in economy class.

The carrier is the second customer to take delivery of an airplane leased through ILFC.

To date, the 787 has accrued 930 orders from 57 customers worldwide.

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