Boeing Capital Corp., the company’s “lender of last resort,” hasn’t had to finance a sale for more than two years. Outside banks were eager to lend money to buyers and lessors of commercial aircraft on generous terms. But with the markets now paralyzed by the greatest credit crisis since the Great Depression, the company is preparing to finance select deliveries within the next 18 months for buyers whose financing has fallen through or become unaffordable. “There is a very clear risk that ...


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