A few days after receiving its first Airbus A380 from an order of only three aircraft, All Nippon Airways took delivery of its first Boeing 787-10, also an order with three aircraft.
The larger-capacity model of the wide body, the 787-10 can carry 330 passengers in a two-class configuration, 40 more seats than the 787-9, offering a 25% fuel economy.
ANA, as it is also known, is the first airline in Asia to operate all variants of the 787 – it was the launch customer of the jet in 2011. Currently the company’s fleet comprises 67 Boeing 787 (36 787-8, 30 787 -9, in addition to the first 787-10), the largest jet operator in the world.
“Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our world-class fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10,” said Shinya Katanozaka, President and CEO of ANA .
The Boeing 787-10 will make its debut on the Tokyo-Singapore route, one of the busiest of the company. According to Boeing, the approximately 800 787 aircraft have already saved 35 billion pounds of fuel in eight years in service.