Boeing and All Nippon Airways have announced today that ANA would acquire up to 20 more 787 Dreamliner airplanes. The agreement includes 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s valued at more than $5 billion at list prices. The airline also plans to acquire three new 787-9 airplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.
The 787-10s are scheduled to replace ANA’s Boeing 777 series aircraft on domestic routes, significantly reducing carbon and noise emissions. The 787-10s, which have 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. ANA’s new 787 jets will be powered by GE’s GEnx-1B engines. Once the agreements are finalized, it will be ANA’s sixth order for the ultra-efficient and passenger-pleasing Dreamliner and bring their overall 787 order book to more than 100 airplanes.
“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 even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output.” ANA sees the 787-10 as the perfect airplane to replace previous domestic 777 models that are slated for retirement. “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 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 5 more 787-9 jets.
ANA is also in the launch customer group for Boeing’s new 777X, with 20 777-9 ordered. “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.”