LOS ANGELESOn April 5th, the aircraft leasing company Air Lease Corporation announced the first delivery of one new Airbus A330-900 jetliner to the US carrier Delta Air Lines under sale-leaseback with Blackbird Capital II.

This is the first delivery of two new A330-900s under sale-leaseback between Delta and Blackbird Capital II. In addition, in October 2020 ALC delivered one new A330-900 to Delta from ALC’s order book with an additional new A330-900 set to deliver to Delta from ALC’s order book this year.

“ALC is absolutely delighted with its growing relationship with Delta,” said John L. Plueger, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Lease Corporation. “These transactions exemplify the complementary nature of ALC’s strong order book coupled with sale-leasebacks and the use of our management platforms. We are honored that Delta entrusted ALC with this business.”