Norwegian transferred orders for six Boeing 787-9s to BOC Aviation in a deal that was announced as a new order by the lessor in March.
On 29 March, BOC Aviation disclosed to the Hong Kong stock exchange that it had signed a purchase agreement with Boeing for six 787-9s, and that an unnamed client had taken an option to purchase or lease the jets.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that, on the same date that BOC Aviation placed its order for six Rolls-Royce Trent 1000-TEN powered 787-9s, Norwegian cancelled an order for six aircraft with the same powerplants.
When contacted by FlightGlobal, BOC Aviation said it would not comment on individual customers.
Last year, the Singapore-based lessor took over orders for two Airbus A330neos and two A321neos from Portuguese flag carrier TAP in circumstances that appear similar.
The lessor also disclosed recently that airline customers have agreed to acquire two A320neos, two A330neos and six 787s upon delivery over the next two years. It is not clear if the 787s are the six on which Norwegian has the options to purchase on delivery.
Flight Fleets Analyzer shows that the lessor has 165 aircraft on order, most of which are narrowbodies.
Source: Cirium Dashboard