ANA Places $2.2 Billion Order with Boeing, Airbus
Airline to Buy More Dreamliners plus Narrow-Body Aircraft
All Nippon Airways announced it will buy eight new planes from Boeing, while also ordering seven from Airbus.
ANA, the launch customer for the Boeing Dreamliner aircraft, placed an order for three 787-10 Dreamliners. ANA is also ordering five narrow-body Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft.
The deal is valued at $1.4 billion at current list prices and makes ANA the first carrier in Asia that will operate all three variants of the 787 Dreamliner family, which includes the 787-8 and 787-9.
In addition, the carrier is buying seven Airbus A321 narrow-body aircraft, four A321ceo with sharklets and three A321neo, in a deal valued at $828 billion.
ANA currently has more Dreamliners in its fleet, with 34, than any other airline, with 46 more on order.
The 787-10 Dreamliner was launched at the Paris Air Show in June 2013. Five airlines placed orders for a total of 102 aircraft valued at $30 billion at that time.
The 787-10 will have a range of 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 kilometers), and will be able to seat up to 330 passengers. Boeing says it will be 25%-30% more efficient that other similarly-sized airliners.
The Boeing 737-800 is part of the 737 Next Generation family, which consists of the -600, -700, -800, and -900 models of the aircraft. It is the third generation of the 737 and has been produced since 1996. The aircraft can be configured to seat 162 passengers in a two-class layout or up to 189 in a single class.
The A321ceo, for current engine option, will also be equipped with sharklet wing tip devices and will be 4% more fuel efficient than current jets. The A321neo, for new engine option, will have a range of 3,650 nautical miles and seat approximately 190 passengers in a two-class configuration consisting of first class and coach.
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