The deal is expected to involve 60 of the fuel-efficient jets and is worth some $6 billion at list prices. It is already included in a Boeing list of commitments that still must be converted to firm orders, according to the two sources who asked not to be named because negotiations remain confidential. Udvar-Hazy said he saw most demand for aircraft at the higher end of the 100- to 200-seat category, corresponding to the 180-seat Airbus A321 and the Boeing 737 MAX 9
The announcement was only meant to be the announcing of ordering 8 more 787-9's for Vietnam Airlines at a list price of $1.8 billion USD. Reading further down, it seems he hints that he is most interested in the A321NEO and the 737 MAX9.
Industry experts believe Air Lease could announce the MAX order at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK in July. Air Lease also has a pending provisional order for 36 A320neo-family aircraft and plans to close an order for a further 16 in January 2013.
Reuters - Air Lease orders more 787 Dreamliners