|Rocs 385 feet (117 metres) wingspan compares to 320 feet for H-4 Hercules and 225 feet for Boeing 747-8|
The news confirmed a Reuters report that Boeing was close to clinching the long-sought deal.
“This is something we have been working on for a long time,” AerCap Chief Executive Aengus Kelly said. “It is as important a transaction for AerCap as it is for Boeing.”
AerCap inherited the negotiations from US leasing company ILFC, which it bought last year. ILFC had refused to join a wave of leasing company orders for the revamped 737 MAX, saying the terms must be right, a position later echoed by AerCap.