Japan’s ANA To Order 15 Boeing 787 Dreamliners Written 25 February 2020


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Reuters reports that ANA Holdings announced plans to purchase 15 of The Boeing Company’s 787 Dreamliners “worth $5 billion at list prices, the first commercial order announcement for the U.S. planemaker this year as it wrestles with the grounding of the smaller 737 MAX.” The deal will see the airline switch from Rolls-Royce to GE engines. The order “includes 11 787-10 stretch versions and four shorter 787-9s. It also has options for a further five 787-9s.” The first aircraft will be delivered “in the business year beginning April 2022, the airline said in a news release on Tuesday.” ANA “was the launch customer for the 787 programme and is the world’s biggest operator of the planes.” With respect to the engine change, an ANA spokeswoman said, “As the 787 becomes a larger share of our fleet size, we have made the decision to diversify some of the components to minimize single source risks.”
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