All Nippon Airways (ANA) have finalised the commitment it made in March 27th 2014, in a deal worth a reported $13 billion. The deal with Boeing (NYSE BA) in the form of 20 777-9xs, 14 787-9 Dreamliners and six 777-300ERs (Extended Range) will form part of the airlines strategic long-haul fleet renewal plan.
All Nippon Airways are fast becoming one of the leading airlines in the world, a sentiment that is backed by Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO, ANA Holdings saying “The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernise and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups.”
All Nippon Airways and Boeing have a history of working together that dates back 50 years, with ANA becoming the largest customer of the Dreamliner, they have a total of 80 airplanes ordered. Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner said, “We are honoured that All Nippon Airways has decided to continue operating an all-Boeing wide-body fleet.”
All Nippon Airways, the launch customer of the 787 has a fleet that consists of 767s, 787s, 777s and now the new 777x. Shinichiro Ito said of the new planes, “These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency, and will allow us to meet the growth in demand, both internationally and in our domestic Japanese market.”
Boeing’s 777x has amassed 300 orders and commitments from six customers worldwide.
Written By: Brendan Irwin, GlobalPilotLife.com