Boeing has delivered to Guggenheim Aviation Partners the leasing company’s first 777, a 777-300ER which Guggenheim customer Korean Air Lines will operate under lease.
The 777-300ER represents Guggenheim’s first lease deal with Korean Air, as well as the first new Boeing passenger-aircraft delivery to Guggenheim. The delivery is the 25th 777 to be operated by Korean Air.
Guggenheim is scheduled to take delivery of an additional five 777s.
Boeing says the 777-300ER is 19 per cent lighter than its closest competitor (which Boeing does not name, but which is the Airbus A340-600), and claims this reduces the 777-300ERs fuel requirement to the point where it produces 22 per cent less carbon dioxide per seat and costs 20 per cent less to operate per seat than the competitor.
The 777-300ER can seat up to 365 passengers in a three-class configuration and has a maximum range of 7,930 nautical miles (14,685km). The 777 family is the world’s most successful twin-engine, twin-aisle airplane. Altogether, 57 customers around the world have ordered more than 1,100 777s.
Guggenheim Aviation Partners is an aircraft operating-lease company and has offices in Seattle, London and Singapore.