All Nippon Airways (ANA) has welcomed the 50th Boeing 787 into its fleet.
In a ceremony held at Boeing’s Everett Delivery Center on August 17, the US manufacturer handed over the milestone aircraft, a 787-9, JA882A (c/n 43872), to the Japanese carrier.
Osamu Shinobe, President and CEO, ANA said: “The 787 has played a significant role in opening up routes into new markets, while also forming the backbone of our long-haul fleet. As the launch customer for the Dreamliner family, we are proud to welcome the 50th aircraft into our fleet, where it will continue to serve our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience.”
The airline became the 787 launch customer in 2004 when it purchased 50 aircraft and, seven years later, it was the first to take delivery of the revolutionary aircraft. ANA’s current fleet consists of 36 787-8s and 14 -9s, as well as having an additional 33 examples still on order, including the newest and longest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10.