Air France has mandated French bank Natixis for a Japanese operating lease with call option (JOLCO) financing for a Boeing 787 set to be delivered later this year, a source has indicated.

The airline issued a request for proposals to banks for the Dreamliner financing in late 2016, as previously reported by FlightGlobal.

Air France did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Natixis declined to comment.

Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that Air France has one 787-9 in service and will take delivery of three more in 2017. The airline will receive one in April, a second leased 787-9 from AerCap will arrive in September and a third jet, also leased from AerCap, will be delivered in December, the data shows.

The Paris-based carrier has previously indicated that it will operate five Boeing 787s by year-end.

Source: Cirium Dashboard