All Nippon Airways of Japan has placed an order for ten Airbus and Boeing jets worth a total of $2.2 billion. The order comes as an addition to the order ANA recently placed to renew their long haul fleet.
The order includes $1.4 billion between eight jets from Boeing. Five of the Boeing aircraft are Next Generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The other three aircraft are for the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The 787-10 is the largest variant of the 787 at 224 feet long. ANA will join United and British airways as the only planned operators of all three 787 variants. The planned entry to service for the 787-10 is 2018. The longest variant of the 787 will be constructed exclusively in Boeing’s Charleston, South Carolina plant. ANA already flies a fleet of 34 787s, split between the -8 and -9 variants. They also have 46 additional 787s on order with this new order.
The Airbus side of the deal includes seven aircraft worth a total of $828 million. The order is for Airbus’s largest single aisle aircraft, the A321. ANA last operated the A321 in 2008. Four of the orders are for the current generation A321, while the other three orders are for the next generation A321NEO (New Engine Option). The current generation A321s will be equipped with Sharklets. ANA already operates a fleet of 14 A320s and has orders for seven A320NEOs as well as 26 A321NEOs with the latest order of three aircraft.
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