ILFC To Lease 787s To Italy's Neos

International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) is to lease two 787-8 Dreamliners to the Italian carrier, Neos. Based in Milan, Neos operates an all-Boeing fleet of six 737-800 NGs and two 767-300 ERs. It will take delivery of the 787-8s in 2018, making it the country's first Dreamliner operator. "We are delighted to count Neos, an all-Boeing carrier, as our first Italian 787 operator," said Todd Nelp, VP of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Founded in 2001, Neos caters to Italy's leisure market providing flights predominately from Milan, but also other major Italian cities, to destinations across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. The airline will use the 787s to and expand its route network. Italy plays a key role in the production of the 787, with Boeing supplier Alenia Aermacchi's factories in Grottaglie (Taranto), Foggia and Pomigliano (Naples) producing the central fuselage and horizontal stabilizer for the Dreamliner.

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