Boeing Commercial Airplanes landed a new contract reportedly worth over $5 billion from All Nippon Airways parent company ANA Holdings Inc., for a total of 15 787 Dreamliner aircraft, and options for five more at list prices. Specifically, ANA will receive 11 787-10 jets and four 787-9s; the options are for five more 787-9s.
In addition, Boeing noted that ANA plans to acquire three new 787-9 jets from a third-party, Atlantis Aviation Corp.
An independent account of the new order indicated that ANA will switch to GE Aviation's GEnx turbofan engines to power the new 787-10s, rather than the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines, which it selected with its earlier Dreamliner orders.
The 787 Dreamliner is a twin-engine, wide-body aircraft available in three models. The 787-10 is the largest model, capable of carrying up to 310 passengers. Boeing notes the 787-10 sets "a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics," and allows airlines to achieve 25% better fuel efficiency per seat compared to older model, long-range aircraft.
ANA was the launch customer for Boeing's high-profile Dreamliner long-range jet, in 2011, and presently has 71 of the aircraft in service and 12 more to be delivered. It operates the world's largest 787 fleet, and latest order will give it more than 100 of the Dreamliner series aircraft.
The 787-10s will replace Boeing 777 jets on ANA domestic routes, the OEM reported. Deliveries for the new jets will begin in April 2022.
"Boeing's 787s have served ANA with distinction, and we are proud to expand our fleet by adding more of these technologically-advanced aircraft," stated exec. v.p. Yutaka Ito. "These planes represent a significant step forward for ANA as we work to make our entire fleet even more eco-friendly and further reduce noise output."