Sunday, February 9, 2014

25th & 26th Boeing 787s for ANA; first B787-9 due in summer.

All Nippon Airways (NH/ANA) had two Boeing 787s delivered in two days. These are the first in the fleet to wear ANA's standard livery, without the billboard '787' titles.

Their 25th Dreamliner, B787-8 JA827A, which is their eighth long-haul-configured example, arrived at Tokyo/Haneda (HND/RJTT) as flight NH9399 on February 7th. The following day, their 26th, B787-8 JA825A, which is their 11th domestic-configured machine, was supposed to arrive at Tokyo/Haneda as NH9397 from Paine Field (PAE/KPAE) but diverted to Nagoya/Chubu Centrair (NGO/RJGG) on February 8th after Tokyo's heaviest snowfall in 45 years almost closed down the capital's airport.
Boeing 787-8 JA801A taxiing at Tokyo's Haneda Airport. (Photo: Ryosuke Yano)

For long-haul B787s, ANA has two configurations with seating for 158 (46 Business, 112 Economy) and 169 (46 Business, 21 Premium Economy, 102 Economy), though the former is being converted to the latter. Their medium-haul Dreamliners seat 222 (42 Business, 180 Economy), while domestic B787s seat 335 (12 Premium Class, 323 Economy). By the way, wondering why registration 'JA826A' is skipped? It is already being used by a Bell 412 helicopter belonging to the Aomori Prefectural Police.

Meanwhile, ANA announced that their first B787-9 is due in summer this year. Three will be delivered this year; two for domestic and one for international. The configuration of these aircraft will be released in the coming months. ANA has a total of 36 B787-8s and 30 stretched B787-9s on order.

Source: All Nippon Airways, January 22nd. (in Japanese)

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