- Joe Breitfeller
ANA Holdings to Acquire up to 20 Additional Boeing 787 Dreamliners
Boeing announced Tuesday that ANA holdings will add up to 20 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to their fleet. The order includes eleven 787-10s, four 787-9s and five options. Today’s deal is the carrier’s sixth Dreamliner order, bringing total orders/options to over 100 airplanes.
Today, Boeing announced that All Nippon Airways (ANA) has placed an order for up to 20 additional 787 Dreamliners. The order includes eleven 787-10s, four 787-9s and five options which will bring ANA’s total Dreamliner orders to over 100. The deal, which is valued at over $5 billion at list prices is the Japanese carrier’s sixth Dreamliner order. Additionally, ANA plans on acquiring three more 787-9s from Atlantis Aviation Corporation. In Tuesday’s announcement, ANA and ANA HD’s Vice President, Yutaka Ito said,
“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. 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.”
ANA will be adding eleven 787-10 Dreamliners, the largest and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the Dreamliner Family, which first entered service in 2018. The aircraft’s suite of new technologies and revolutionary design delivers a 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat than previous generation aircraft in its class. ANA’s new 787-10s will replace some domestic 777s which are slated for retirement.
After placing their initial order in 2004, ANA became the launch customer for Boeing’s state-of-the art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The carrier has since placed numerous re-orders, just as over half of Dreamliner operators have. ANA is the world’s largest operator of Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family aircraft with over 71 in their fleet, 12 backlogged orders, and up to 20 more aircraft ordered today. As previously mentioned, the new order includes eleven 787-10s, four 787-9s and an option for up to five additional 787-9s. ANA will also be the launch customer for Boeing’s game-changing 777X which recently completed its inaugural test flight. Also commenting on the new order, Boeing’s Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Ihssane Mounir 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 honored that ANA HD is coming back to order more 787 planes and 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.”
Since entering revenue service in 2011. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family of aircraft have saved over 48 billion pounds of fuel, while reducing by 60 percent the noise-footprint of the airplanes it replaced. ANA’s new 787s will be powered by GE Aviation’s quiet and fuel-efficient GEnx-1B engines.