Just one short year
ago, The Boeing Company dramatically expanded its offerings of after-market
products and services. Today, Boeing Airplane Services, the organization
that launched the expansion, provides a range of total service solutions
tailored to meet airlines’ individual requirements. Engineering
support, logistics, airplane leasing, freighter conversions, and
maintenance services are just samples of what we provide. Backed
by the expertise, data, and resources that built the 11,000 Boeing
commercial airplanes in service today, we’re well positioned to
be the industry’s leading provider of global air transport solutions.
Perhaps the best example
of how our customers can benefit from a total service solution is
the program we launched with DHL Worldwide Express in October 1999.
Under this groundbreaking deal, Boeing will acquire, lease, convert,
and maintain 44 757 Special Freighters for DHL. In essence, Boeing
Airplane Services will work with the carrier to establish a "virtual
airline," allowing it to focus on what it does best: move freight
quickly and efficiently.