On July 21, 2010, Dublin-based aircraft leasing and finance company RBS Aviation Capital disclosed previously unannounced orders for 43 Boeing Next-Generation 737-800s.
Valued by Boeing at approximately $3.3 billion at average list prices, the RBS orders were posted to Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website in 2008 and 2009 and attributed to an unidentified customer.
RBS Aviation Capital is leasing the 737-800s to its customers through 2015. Last week RBS took delivery of a 737-800 from Boeing, bringing to 125 the number of 737s the leasing company has purchased or financed. RBS Aviation Capital’s Boeing 737-800 customers include Brazil’s GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes, a big operator of 737-800s both under its own name and under its VARIG international-airline brand.
“I am delighted that RBS Aviation Capital is continuing its excellent and long-standing relationships with Boeing,” says Peter Barrett, CEO of RBS Aviation Capital. “The Next-Generation 737 family has been instrumental in helping us create a highly successful global business that has pioneered the strategy of owning and leasing narrowbody, commodity aircraft types that are liquid, investor-friendly and easily tradeable. Our ongoing commitments to Boeing underline that we remain very positive on the outlook for both RBS Aviation Capital and the wider aircraft leasing sector.”