Boeing and ANA Partner to Support New Dreamliner Customers
Boeing and All Nippon Airways announced the beginning of a new partnership to support other airlines that will operate 787 Dreamliners.
ANA was the launch customer of the high-tech Dreamliner, and operated the first-ever revenue flight on October 26, 2011. The Tokyo-based airline has worked closely with Boeing since plans for the aircraft were announced.
The agreement with Boeing calls for ANA to provide airlines enrolled in Boeing’s GoldCare program with an “airline’s perspective on the entry into service process.” ANA is the world’s largest operator of 787s, with 40 in service and 43 on order. It will use its maintenance and operational experience to guide airlines that are new to the Dreamliner.
“Boeing values ANA’s accumulated experience and expertise with 787 operations and maintenance,” said Stan Deal, a senior vice president at Boeing.
The Boeing GoldCare program offers airlines a customized set of fleet engineering and maintenance services.
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