Boeing [NYSE:BA] has announced Ana Holding, Inc., a Japanese airline group, has determined it will add up to 20 more 787 Dreamliner airplanes, the company said.
The agreement with Boeing includes 11 787-10s, one 787-9 and options for five 787-9s valued at more than USD 5 billion at list prices. The airline also plans to acquire three new 787-9 airplanes from Atlantis Aviation Corporation.
Once the agreements are finalized, it will be ANA´s sixth order for the ultra-efficient and passenger-pleasing Dreamliner and bring their overall 787 order book to more than 100 airplanes.
With this order, the airline will add 11 of the largest and most fuel-efficient Dreamliner models, the 787-10 to its world-class fleet. Powered by a suite of new technologies and a revolutionary design, the 787-10 set a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics when it entered service in 2018. The airplane allows operators to achieve 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat compared to older airplanes in its class.
ANA will replace domestic 777 models, slated for retirement with 787-10s.