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To Streamline Fleet, Airline Buys New Jets, Cancels Others as Part of Long-Term Strategy

September 19, 2018

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Client Success

A major commercial airline sought to revamp and simplify its existing fleet of long-haul aircraft. The airline hired Husch Blackwell as lead counsel in a complex series of transactions to achieve these goals.

We represented the airline in negotiating and finalizing all relevant documentation for the acquisition of 47 new Boeing 787 aircraft and the deferral of 40 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft previously scheduled to arrive between 2020 and 2022. We also negotiated with engine suppliers; negotiated and documented a comprehensive long-term engine maintenance agreement; collaborated with other client counsel on related financing and leasing commitments; and negotiated an agreement with Airbus to terminate client’s order for 22 Airbus A350s.


David C. Agee


Buffey E. Klein


Whitney S. Smith

Senior Associate

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