ANA to order up to 20 more Boeing 787

All Nippon Airways Boeing 787-9. Photo: © Phillip Rohmberger / IFN

All Nippon Airways (ANA) plans to acquire up to 20 additional Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The new agreement with Boeing would include a firm order for eleven 787-10 airplanes, as well as one 787-9 jet, plus five options for the latter version.

In addition to this agreement, ANA will acquire three new 787-9 airplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.

The Japanese carrier says that the 787-10 will be used to replace domestically operating Boeing 777 aircraft. According to ANA and Boeing, the new 787-10 jets can achieve an up to 25 percent better fuel efficiency.

In 2004, the airline became the global launch customer of the 787 Dreamliner when it placed its initial order. Since then, a total of 71 Boeing 787s have already been delivered to ANA and all three Boeing 787 versions are part of the airline’s fleet; the smallest 787-8, as well as the mid-size 787-9 and longer 787-10 aircraft. With the new announcement, the carrier will become the largest Boeing 787 operator worldwide with a fleet of over 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes, once all outstanding orders have been delivered.

Besides the 787 jets, ANA’s wide-body fleet consists of Boeing 767 and 777 jets. Furthermore, the airline received its first Airbus A380 aircraft in March 2019. A third A380 is expected to be delivered soon. The narrow-body fleet includes both Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 family aircraft.