All Nippon Airways (ANA) has become the first Asian carrier to take delivery and operate all three Boeing 787 Dreamliner variants following the handover of its initial 787-10. The Japanese airline, the original launch customer for the 787, took delivery of the first of three 787-10s, JA900A (c/n 62684) at a ceremony held at the manufacturer’s North Charleston, South Carolina facility on April 4.
As a stretch of the 787-9, this version carries a total of 330 seats in a standard two-class configuration, adding around 40 more passengers. According to Boeing figures, the -10 sets new benchmarks for fuel efficiency and operating economics, with a 25% better fuel per seat performance.
Shinya Katanozaka, president and CEO of ANA Holdings, said: “Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the family, the 787-10.”
This latest delivery marks the 67th example to join ANA’s – 36 787-8s, 30 787-9s and one 787-10 – the largest Dreamliner fleet in the world and it still has a further 16 aircraft on order. The carrier plans to operate the new aircraft in its popular Tokyo to Singapore route.