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Air Canada to acquire eight Boeing 737-8 aircraft from BOC Aviation

written by Newsdesk | July 3, 2024

Air Canada has announced an agreement with BOC Aviation Limited to acquire eight Boeing 737-8 aircraft, set to enter service in 2025.

The new planes will undergo required modifications before joining Air Canada’s fleet, initially operating with a single Economy class layout.

Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, said: “We look forward to these aircraft entering into service next year, upon the completion of some required modifications. These eight, brand-new, fuel- and cost-efficient 737-8s will provide more fleet flexibility and additional capacity while supporting one of our sustainability goals of mitigating emissions.”

Steven Townend, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BOC Aviation, added: “We are pleased that Canada’s flag carrier, Air Canada, is working with us once again as it strengthens its network.”

The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2024 and will be powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines.

Air Canada plans to later reconfigure the planes to match its standard narrow-body, two-cabin layout.

This acquisition supports Air Canada’s goal of achieving net zero emissions from all global operations by 2050.


As Canada’s largest airline and a founding member of Star Alliance, Air Canada provides scheduled service to over 180 airports across six continents.

BOC Aviation is a global aircraft operating leasing company with a fleet of 688 aircraft owned, managed and on order, leased to 90 airlines in 45 countries and regions as of March 31, 2024.

The deal reflects ongoing growth in passenger travel and increasing demand for new aircraft to support airline network expansion and sustainability efforts.

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