American Airlines has agreed to lease 22 Boeing 787-8s from BOC Aviation, the lessor discloses in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
The aircraft, which are on long-term leases, will deliver in 2020 and 2021.
Boeing Capital Corporation (BCC) was originally going to buy the aircraft and lease them to American Airlines. However, BOC Aviation says it has entered into an agreement with BCC and the airline to buy the aircraft from The Boeing Company and lease them to American Airlines.
BOC Aviation had a fleet of 523 aircraft owned, managed or on-order aircraft as at 31 December 2019. Among these are 15 787 family aircraft, of which 11 are owned, with one in its managed fleet and three on order.
Cirium fleets data shows that the lessor currently has one 787-8 in its in-service fleet, on lease to Kenya Airways, and 10 of the larger 787-9s.
This story has been updated with details about BOC Aviation’s fleet and its in-service 787 family fleet.