Aeromexico 787

Mexican airliner Aeromexico has taken delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner from Boeing’s delivery centre in Everett, Washington, US.

The 787 is the first of nine 787-8 aircraft that Aeromexico is to operate, including five on lease from ILFC.

The carrier will operate a total of 19 Dreamliners, with ten 787-9 airliners ordered in 2012.

It plans to use the 787 on key routes to North America, Europe and Asia.

Aeromexico chief executive officer Andres Conesa said: "Our customers will surely benefit from the world-class service that distinguishes Aeromexico, which we now bring onboard the most modern aircraft ever built."

Aeromexico is the second operator to take delivery of an airplane leased through ILFC.

ILFC chief executive officer Henri Courpron said: "This 787 Dreamliner delivery to Aeromexico is another milestone in our four decade-long, strategic relationship with the airline and ILFC."

Aeromexico’s 787 Dreamliners are configured with 32 Clase Premier lie-flat seats and 211 seats in economy class.

Boeing Commercial Airplanes Latin America, Africa and Caribbean sales vice president Van Rex Gallard said that the Dreamliner will provide Aeromexico with unrivalled operational advantages, large improvements in fuel efficiency and much lower costs.

Boeing has to date logged 930 orders for 787 from 57 customers worldwide.

Image: Aeromexico plans to use the 787 on key routes to North America, Europe and Asia. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.

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