All Nippon Airways Co. will become the world’s first carrier to operate the new "stretched" version of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner when flights get under way on domestic routes in August.
ANA said July 24 that deliveries of the 787-9, an extended fuselage model of the aircraft, from Boeing’s plant in Everett, Wash., are due to begin July 27. The first aircraft will arrive in Tokyo on July 29.
The 787-9 has 23 percent improved fuel economy over the 767-300ER, and 20 percent more seating and cargo capacity than 787-8, according to ANA.
ANA’s first 787-9 will be delivered with domestic route specifications and will be equipped with 395 seats, 60 more than the 787-8 when flown on domestic routes.
The aircraft will begin service on domestic routes in August. ANA is planning to use the 787-9 on international routes starting in April 2015.
ANA is Boeing's first customer for the Dreamliner and is the world’s largest operator of the 787, having ordered a total of 80 aircraft, including 44 787-9s.
The fuel savings achieved from the 787 aircraft already in service are equivalent to 500 round trips between Tokyo and Frankfurt and are reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 150,000 tons a year, ANA said. When all 80 Dreamliners are in operation, the carbon dioxide reduction will be 450,000 tons, with enough fuel saved to operate 1,400 round trips to Frankfurt from Tokyo.
- « Prev
- Next »