Industry Boeing announces ANA order for up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliner

ANA Holdings Inc. and Boeing have announced yet another order for the 787 Dreamliner aircraft. ANA has purchased up to 20 787s.

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It is the sixth order from ANA for the 787 Dreamliner. This latest order is valued at approximately US$5 billion according to current list prices. It includes 11 787-10 orders, four for the 787-9 and five purchase options.

With this order, ANA has bought its order book for the 787 to more than 100 airplanes and is therefore one of the largest operator of the type. Currently, ANA has two 787-10s, 33 787-9s and 36 787-8s in its fleet.

Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA and ANA HD commented: "Boeing's 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more of these technologically-advanced aircraft [...] These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as we work to make our entire fleet even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output."

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company added: "ANA has grown into one of the leading airline groups in Asia by continually raising the bar for customer satisfaction and investing in the most technologically-advanced and capable fleet. We are truly honoured that ANA HD is coming back to order more 787 planes with plans to boost their Dreamliner fleet to more than 100 jets [...] We are confident that the unique capabilities of the 787-10 will continue to safely serve its passengers with best-in-class comfort and reliability."

Followings its initial order for the aircraft in 2004, ANA became the global launch customer in 2011. The airline is currently the world´s largest Dreamliner operator. Furthermore, ANA will be in the launch customer group for the 777X.

The order will see the Dreamliners replacing the aging fleet of 777 and 767 aircraft, who are currently operating mostly on domestic routes. "Introducing the 787-10 on our domestic routes will help ANA Group maintain its leadership role and improve our ability to operate as a responsible corporate citizen," Ito concluded.

All Nippon Airways is the largest carrier in Japan and has its headquarters located in the hinterlands of Tokyo. The fleet consists of 14 Airbus A320s, 15 A321s, two A380s, 47 Boeing 737s, 34 767s and 71 787s.

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