Tuesday, January 6, 2015

DP Aircraft I plans to acquire two more 787s

Guernsey-based lessor DP Aircraft I, which has two Boeing 787s placed with Norwegian, is considering acquiring another pair of 787s to lease to an unnamed airline.

DP Aircraft I was created in July 2013 to invest, lease and trade aircraft. Its fleet comprises just the two Rolls-Royce powered 787s, serial numbers 35304 and 35305, which are on long-term lease with Norwegian. However, in a stock market disclosure dated Dec. 22, 2014, DP Aircraft I outlined plans to double its fleet.

“The company is considering the acquisition of two further Boeing 787-8s, to be leased to a third-party national airline on a 12-year lease,” the stock market release said. The transaction remains subject to shareholder approval, which will be sought before the deal is finalized.

No information was given on whether the aircraft would be sourced directly from Boeing, or as a sale-and-lease-back transaction. DP Aircraft I’s spokeswoman declined to give further details.

DP Aircraft I is listed on both the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange, and the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

In September, Norwegian CEO Bjørn Kjos told ATW he was considering additional Boeing 787 orders for possible delivery from 2018 onward.

(Victoria Moores - ATWOnline News)

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