By The Financial District
Boeing And ANA Holdings Formalize Orders
Boeing and ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways (ANA), held a signing ceremony at the Farnborough International Airshow recently to formalize an order for 20 737-8 airplanes, with 10 options, in addition to ANA's selection of the new 777-8 Freighter.
Photo Insert: ANA is the first customer of the 737 MAX in Japan and the first airline in Asia to select the 777-8 Freighter.
ANA is the first customer of the 737 MAX in Japan and the first airline in Asia to select the 777-8 Freighter.
Koji Shibata, President and CEO of ANA Holdings, said, "The efficiency, reliability and range capability of the 737 MAX make it an ideal airplane to refresh our narrow-body fleet and provide our passengers with the highest level of comfort onboard."
"In addition, the 777-8 Freighters will add flexibility and efficiency to our air cargo network," Shibata added.
Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, added, "This is a tremendous milestone for ANA and Boeing as the airline has selected the 737-8 and 777-8 Freighter to further strengthen its passenger and cargo operations."
ANA has remained in the forefront of commercial aviation by consistently investing in the most advanced aircraft technology, providing passengers with an unmatched flying experience and more environmentally friendly options to travel and move goods throughout the world.
The 737-8 will enable ANA to optimize its fleet across all of its operations, while decreasing fuel consumption, carbon emissions, and noise by 20 percent and 50 percent, respectively, compared to the aircraft it replaces.
The 737 MAX family is equipped with the most up-to-date CFM International LEAP-1B engines, advanced technology winglets, and other aerodynamic upgrades to boost performance and minimize operating costs.
Since late 2020, more than 40 airlines worldwide operate the 737 MAX, which has completed over 680,000 revenue flights totaling approximately 1.7 million flight hours.
Currently, ANA runs more than 170 Boeing planes, including two 777 Freighters, 39 737s, and the world's largest 787 fleet with 77 Dreamliners comprising all three submodels.
This order will increase the company's Boeing order backlog to 61 aircraft, including the 737 MAX, 787, and 777X.
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