All Nippon Airways (ANA) is set to become Boeing’s largest customer for the 787, after finalising an agreement to purchase a further 14 of the aircraft.
The deal confirmed today (July 31) formed part of a larger order of 40 widebody aircraft which also included 20 777-9x and six extended range 777-300s. Originally announced in March, the confirmed deal is now estimated to be worth $13bn.
Meanwhile Airbus has also confirmed today that ANA Holdings, the carrier’s parent company, is set to become the first Japanese operator of the A320neo.
ANA has firmed up its order, also announced in March, for seven A320neos and 23 A321neos as a part of its strategy to modernise and replace its narrowbody fleet. ANA will receive its first A320neo in 2016.