Norwegian Air Shuttle has become the first customer for Boeing’s GoldCare line maintenance option as the low-fare carrier commits to the fee-for-service maintenance package.

The deal covers six 787s, including three technically still listed as options.

Norwegian has coupled fielding of the 787 with the start of long-haul operations. In announcing the GoldCare agreement, the airline’s COO, Asgeir Nyseth, says that “for Norwegian it is fundamental that we have the best maintenance program when we launch our long-haul operation.”

The GoldCare MRO network element of the GoldCare Enterprise package that Norwegian has signed up for calls for Boeing to manage scheduled and minor flight line maintenance. The aircraft maker notes, though, that Norwegian will “maintain active control responsibility over all engineering and maintenance activities.