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DAE leases 3 new Boeing 777 freighters to Russian firm

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the largest aircraft leasing companies in the world, said that its leasing division DAE Capital and Moscow-based cargo airline AirBridgeCargo have entered into a purchase and leaseback agreement for freighter aircraft.

The agreement is for three new Boeing 777 freighter aircraft which will be the first of this type to enter AirBridgeCargo’s fleet in 2020, said a statement.

Firoz Tarapore, chief executive officer, DAE, said: “We are delighted to welcome AirBridgeCargo as our newest customer and to be in a position to facilitate them with their fleet requirements as they expand their fleet diversification with this particular type.”

“DAE Capital is the world’s largest lessor of 777F aircraft, and our long-term experience with this aircraft type helped in executing this agreement swiftly. We look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with AirBridgeCargo as they continue to grow their successful operations,” he added.

Aleksey Isaikin, president of Volga-Dnepr Group, owners of AirBridgeCargo, said: “Our agreement with DAE marks an important moment in our history as we welcome the first Boeing 777 freighters into our fleet.”

“These aircraft will support our strategy of broader fleet diversity and modernisation, allowing us to deliver a more cost-efficient product to our customers,” Isaikin added.

DAE currently has 15 owned and committed Boeing 777 freighters, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service