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ANA expands fleet placing an order for 20 New Boeing 787s

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Krista Kuznecova
Country: Japan Aircraft: Airplanes

ANA HOLDINGS will expand its fleet with the mixed order of 20 new Boeing 787-10 and 787-9 aircraft, a move that leaves it well positioned for long term success as the airline increases its emphasis on sustainability. The decision was approved at the board meeting, and the order will include a firm order of 11 787-10 aircraft and nine 787-9 models (with four firm order and five optional). The 787-10s, which has been selected to serve the airline's domestic routes, will enter service between FY2022 and FY2024, with the 787-9s, scheduled for international service beginning in FY2024 and concluding in FY2025.

"Boeing's 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more of these technologically advanced aircraft," said Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA and ANA HD. "These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as we work to make our entire fleet more eco-friendly and to reduce noise output. Introducing the 787-10 on the domestic routes will help ANA Group maintain its leadership role and improve our ability to operate as a responsible corporate citizen."

The Boeing 787 harness advanced aircraft design materials, significantly improving its efficiency compared to the Boeing 777 planes currently deployed by ANA. Replacing the domestic 777s with the 787s will allow ANA to achieve 25 percent better fuel efficiency. Because the 787 also generates less sound that the 777, the move will also reduce noise emissions.

ANA became the global launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner when it placed its initial order in 2004. Since then, like half of all Dreamliner operators, the Japanese carrier has placed follow-on orders. However, ANA is in a class by itself as the world's biggest 787 operator with 71 airplanes in its fleet and 12 more to be delivered prior to the latest agreement. The new deal will bring the 11 additional 787-10 airplanes, one 787-9 and options for five more 787-9 jets.

ANA is also in the launch customer group for Boeing's new 777X.

"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 honored that ANA HD is coming back to order more 787 planes with plans to boost their Dreamliner fleet to more than 100 jets," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company. "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."



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