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Aeromexico to Become First Latin American Airline to Operate 787s

02 July 2006

Aeromexico, Mexico's largest airline, will operate three 787 Dreamliner aircraft, making it the first Latin American airline to incorporate the mostly composite airplane into its fleet.

Aeromexico will lease the three 787-8s from ILFC with deliveries scheduled to begin in early 2010. ILFC has 20 787 Dreamliners on order.

""By ordering three 787s, the airline has given fresh impetus to its fleet modernization program, which aims to improve the airline's operational efficiency and consolidate its leadership in Mexico and Latin America, in both the quality of its aircraft and the service it provides its customers,"" said Andres Conesa, Aeromexico Chief Executive Officer.

""The 787 will provide Aeromexico with breakthrough passenger comfort and operating efficiencies on their long-range routes,"" said Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, chairman and chief executive officer of ILFC. ILFC ordered 20 Dreamliners in November and has ordered 698 Boeing jets since 1977.

To date, Boeing has received a total of 403 orders and commitments for the 787. Aeromexico joins a growing team of 787 customers who have recognized the 787's exceptional value and superior operating performance.