Boeing is expected to begin leasing fleet managers for its upcoming 787 Dreamliner jetliner.
The announcement comes just weeks after Boeing announced plans to purchase 787 fleets for use by the company’s 787 Freighter program.
The first of those 787 fleet managers will be leased to Boeing and then leased back to Boeing for use on the 787s fleet.
In the first three months of this year, Boeing leased 1,000 of its fleet management vehicle fleet management (CMV) fleet management solutions to commercial and government customers.
In total, the company has leased 1.6 million CMV fleet management system solutions.
Boeing also has plans to lease 787 crew vehicles to Boeing’s 707 fleet, a program that has been delayed for months.
In the interim, Boeing has been leasing 787 CMV crew vehicles as it attempts to transition to a new crew vehicle fleet.
Budget woes aside, Boeing says the 711 will still be capable of flying Boeing 737-800s and 787’s, but will not be able to fly any 737-700s.
In addition, Boeing and Airbus are working on a joint development plan to replace the 7-Series aircraft, which are slated to retire sometime in 2019.