08 April, 2019

ANA Takes Delivery of Airline’s First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

Photo  Boeing
Last week Boeing delivered the first of three 787-10 aeroplanes to All Nippon Airways - ANA which allowed the airline to become the first airline in Asia to operate the entire Dreamliner family.

The 787-10 carries a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration, “Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our world-class fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10,” said Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of ANA. “The added capacity of the 787-10 provides our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience, while also delivering the lowest operating cost per seat and tremendous efficiency overall.”

This delivery marks the 67th Dreamliner to join ANA’s fleet of 36 787-8s and 30 787-9s, the largest 787 fleet in the world and the airline plans to operate the new super-efficient 787-10 on its popular Tokyo-Singapore route before going on the service from Narita to Bangkok from 1st July.
787-10 will first serve Narita - Singapore route from April 26 and 
Narita - Bangkok route from July 1.

“ANA is one of the most respected and globally-renowned airlines in the industry, and we are honored to partner with them on yet another 787 milestone. We continue to support them as they move forward with their plan to operate one of the youngest, and most efficient widebody fleets in the world, which now includes the entire 787 family and will soon include the new 777X,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales & Marketing for The Boeing Company.

Singapore Airlines was recently forced to ground to of its Boeing 787-10 aircraft following routine inspections found cracks in the fan blades of the engines, far far earlier than expected.  It also promoted the airline to urgently recheck the engines of all its 787-10 aircraft for signs of premiture cracking.  So far, Boeing has not issued any safety advice or other notifications to other 787-10 operators.