All Nippon Airways Purchases 40 Boeing Wide-body Planes
All Nippon Airways announced it has finalized an order with Boeing for 40 new wide-body aircraft. The purchase includes 20 777-9X planes, 14 787-9 Dreamliners, and six 777-300ERs, and is valued at approximately $13 billion at list prices.
The 777-9X is the latest version in Boeing’s line of 777X aircraft, along with the 777-8X. The twin-aisle model incorporates the GE9X engine and is designed to reduce fuel consumption by 12% and operating costs by 20% over similar aircraft. To date, Boeing has received 300 orders for 777X aircraft from six customers worldwide.
The 787-9 Dreamliner is the second model in Boeing’s family of 787 aircraft, after the 787-8 Dreamliner. It is designed to be 20% more fuel-efficient than similarly sized aircraft, and has a range of 8,300 nautical miles (15,372 kilometers). All Nippon, the launch customer for the 787, is currently the largest operater of 787 Dreamliners, with a total of 80 aircraft ordered, 29 of which are currently in service.
All Nippon Airways is based in Tokyo and currently serves 73 destinations worldwide, including 49 domestic locations in Japan. The airline’s recent purchase is part of a larger strategic plan to upgrade its long-haul fleet.
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