GE Capital to supply Boeing 777F to Korean Air

Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

GE Capital Aviation Services signed a purchase-and-leaseback transaction with Korean Air Lines for five new Boeing 777F freighters powered by GE90 engines as part of the carrier’s fleet renewal program.

Deliveries of the aircraft are scheduled in late 2016 and 2017.

Korean Air’s passenger and cargo divisions serve more than 125 destinations in more than 40 countries. Korean Air Cargo currently operates a fleet of some 30 freighter aircraft.

Formed in 2000, GECAS’ Cargo Aircraft Group currently leases nearly 100 freighters to airline customers worldwide. Its fleet includes the 737, 767, 747 and 777 freighter models. As announced in 2015, GECAS is currently conducting a program of converting up to 20 737-800NG passenger aircraft to freighters.