25 February, 2020

Boeing secures 20 aircraft deal with ANA

The US planemaker Boeing is reporting it has struck a deal with ANA HOLDINGS INC for the sale of up to 20 Dreamliner aircraft.

According to Boeing, the deal would have been worth over $5 billion at list prices and includes  11 787-10s, a 787-9 and options for 5 787-9s.  ANA will also take 3 three new 787-9 aeroplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.

However, the deal has not yet 100% finalised, but if it is confirmed it will be ANA's sixth order for  Dreamliner family of aircraft.  "Boeing's 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more," 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 even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output."

"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," Yutaka Ito said.

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 aeroplanes in its fleet and 12 more to be delivered prior to the latest agreement. The new deal will bring the 11 additional 787-10 aeroplanes, one 787-9 and options for five more 787-9 jets.

"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," 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."

The 787 Dreamliner is playing an important role in reducing carbon emissions around the world. Since the first 787 entered commercial service in 2011, the Dreamliner family has saved more than 48 billion pounds of fuel. In addition, the 787 fleet's noise footprint is 60 percent smaller than those of the airplanes it replaces.

ANA HD's new 787 jets will be powered by GE's GEnx-1B engines. The new engines will contribute to the 25 percent improved fuel efficiency per seat of the 787-10.

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