We’re always excited to introduce a new 787 operator. Today, Neos became the first airline in Italy to announce it will fly the Dreamliner. Neos will lease two 787-8s from International Lease Finance Corporation.
Italy already plays a key role in the production of the 787, with Boeing supplier Alenia Aermacchi’s factories in Grottaglie (Taranto), Foggia and Pomigliano (Naples) producing the central fuselage and horizontal stabilizer for the Dreamliner. In fact, the 787 Dream Tour made a stop in Taranto back in May of 2012.
The Dream Tour airplane makes a stop in Italy to visit our suppliers in 2012.
While we welcome Neos as a future 787 operator, the 787 program is in the middle of a very busy year. This year alone, 12 more customers will take delivery of their first Dreamliner. It’s an amazing fact— and exciting to see so many liveries coming out of our factories.
The 787s for Neos will expand the Milan-based carrier’s route options starting in 2018. Congratulations and welcome to the 787 family.