KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-9, which the Dutch flag carrier has acquired on lease through leasing company AerCap.

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With this delivery, LAN Airlines will have 11 787s in its fleet, the most operated to date by any carrier based in Latin America. LAN Airlines is building a fleet of 32 Boeing 787 widebodies, including 10 787-9s, over the next several years.

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The aircraft will play a central role in the Amman-based airline’s strategic plan for fleet modernization, according to Boeing. Royal Jordanian Airlines has acquired the 787-8 through leasing company AerCap.

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Airbus and AerCap, which became the world largest aircraft lessor with its acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation, announced the order on the first day of the Farnborough International Airshow 2014.

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The contract specified in the letter of intent covers a firm order for 10 737-800s and purchase rights on five more. It represents the leasing company’s first Boeing order.

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