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ANA commits to up to 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Feb. 25, 2020
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ANA commits to up to 20 more Boeing 787 Dreamliners
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All Nippon Airways is going back to Boeing for more 787 Dreamliners, committing to up to 20 more of the jet at a time when the planemaker is eager for orders.

The Japanese carrier has agreed to acquire one 787-9 and 11 787-10s, and placed options for a further five -9s, Boeing said Tuesday. ANA will also take three new 787-9s from Atlantis Aviation Corporation, a relatively unknown company believed to be among the planemaker's unidentified buyers.

Related: Flight review: ANA (787-8) business class from Brussels to Tokyo

The deal is Boeing's first new order of 2020, and comes less than a month after it decided to cut 787 production to just 10 aircraft a month. The planemaker cited uncertainty in its outlook for new aircraft, particularly in Asia.

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ANA's order will buoy its already large 787 fleet. The airline operated 71 Dreamliners, including 36 787-8s, 33 787-9s and two 787-10s, at the end of December, its latest fleet plan shows.

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The carrier will use the new 787-10 order to replace older domestic Boeing 777s in its fleet. ANA operated 20 777-200s and 35 777-300ERs at the end of December.

Related: Dated but great: A review of ANA (777-300ER) from Tokyo to NY

"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," ANA executive vice president Yutaka Ito said in a statement.

Related: ANA, Japan Airlines plan big shift in U.S. flights to Tokyo Haneda

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