Versatility Will Set 787-10 Apart, Udvar-Hazy Says

By Sean Broderick sean.broderick@aviationweek.com
Source: AWIN First

Air Lease also believes a large, diverse fleet of new-generation widebodies sets it up to capitalize on the phasing out of twin-aisles delivered 10-15 years ago.

“We looked at what is the requirement to replace those aircraft as we look at between, say, 2015 to 2022,” Udvar-Hazy says. “And that’s where we see the A350-900, the A350-1000, the larger members of the 787 family, and then ultimately the 777X.”

The strategy is already paying off. Air Lease says it has placed eight of its 787-9s and is fielding inquiries for A350s.


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