ANA orders three B787-10s

30 Jan 2015 by GrahamSmith

ANA has placed an order with Boeing for three 787-10 Dreamliners.

The Japanese carrier, which was the launch customer of the B787 (see news, September 2011), has also ordered five next-generation B737-800s.

The deal is worth a total $1.4 billion and is set to make ANA the first Asian airline to operate the entire 787 family.

Ray Conner, Boeing’s president and CEO, said: “We are proud to play an integral role in ANA’s long-term success as they look to feature the complete family of 787 Dreamliners in their future fleet.”

The 787-10 will fly up to 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) — covering more than 90 per cent of the world’s twin-aisle routes — with seating for between 300 and 330 passengers, depending on an airline’s configuration choices.

Final assembly and flight test are set to begin in 2017, with first delivery targeted for 2018.

Boeing said the 787-10 will be 25 to 30 per cent more efficient than same-sized aircraft of today.

Next month, ANA is introducing a new in-flight entertainment system that will have 351 channels, including 51 movie channels, and programmes in 13 languages (see news, January 16).

Graham Smith

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