The national flag, Aerolineas Argentinas line incorporated ten new ships to its fleet. The aircraft have an entry scheduled between April this year and October of 2012. The first delivery is estimated by the end of this month and the lease is for a term of 5 years (60 months). With this action, the company joins the set of airlines that are in the way of investment to expand its services such as Lan and Tam. The agreement was endorsed by Aerolineas Argentinas, Dr. Mariano Recalde, President and CEO Henri Courpron, ILFC and will allow this airline to expand its frequencies as much as their airfare offer. These 10 aircraft possess equal configuration to which currently comprise our B 737 NG fleet, in what refers to power, maximum weights and distribution of passenger seats.
They granted to airlines the possibility of having commercially homogeneous fleet of 22 new-generation aircraft for the year 2012. The full incorporation of these aircraft will reduce the average age of the fleet of 15.6 years, in 2009 to 10.8 years in 2012, i.e. a modernization of 31% in terms of average age. Some considerations: the Lessor, prior to the delivery, agreed to increase the power output of the engines and the weights of take-off of aircraft at intended by Aerolineas Argentinas, in order to have the same characteristics as the 10 Boeing 737 – 700 leased that are currently operating domestic and regional routes. The aircraft will arrive with exterior paint according to the new corporate image. Also changes inside cabin to 120 in tourist and 8 seats in business settings.
B-737 – 700 the 737-700 has a range of 6,000 kilometers (3,200 nautical miles), allowing you to make flights more than seven hours. Is its maximum cruising height of 41,000 feet and its maximum speed reached 0.82 0.79 Mach, while economic cruising speed is Mach (853 KPH)-aircraft are equipped with two CFM56-7 turbines, manufactured by a joint venture of General Electric, United States, and SNECMA of France which are characterized by their low fuel consumption and lower maintenance cost. These models incorporate a new design of its wings, advanced technology, which increases the surface of them allowing an increase in the capacity of the fuel tanks. The Boeing 737 are the family of commercial jets of top-selling in history, with an order of more than 5,300 units, exceeds the number of aircraft in all their models of any other aircraft manufacturer. Henri Courpron ILFC CEO on entry to the International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) as CEO in May 2010.