Japan’s All Nippon Airways to receive first released Boeing 787
All Nippon Airways, one of the largest airlines and flag carriers in Japan, announced that it will be receiving the first of its 55 orders of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner by next month.
The announcement was made by Scott Fancher, Vice-President of Boeing who also serve as General Manager for the 787 program. The plane, which will be flown to Tokyo will be the first of the 787 Dreamliner series that will be carrying commercial passengers.
“We are rolling out the first delivery plane, the first 787,” he told reporters. “That’s an amazing thing for those who have worked on the program five, six, seven years, here at Boeing and out partners around the world.”
Mitsuo Morimoto, Senior Vice-President for All Nippon Airways, said that the arrival of the 787 Dreamliner will allow the airline to develop new routes which will result to the expansion of their business.
“We plan to use the 787 to expand our business, particularly our international routes,” he said. ” We plan to increase our revenue from international [flights] significantly and the 787 will play an instrumental role in this.
The Boeing 787 is the first commercial airliner that was constructed mostly out of carbon composites and super durable plastic, considerably reducing its overall weight. This, according to the South Carolina-based company, said would result to a decrease in air fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, making these aircrafts more environmentally-friendly and cost-effective.
A total of 800 orders for the aircraft have been made by different airline companies from all parts of the world who have been patiently waiting for their orders to be delivered after the company fell behind its original schedule by three years due to problems in manufacturing the plane.
In order to meet the demand and make up for lost time, the company announced that it will be stepping up its production quotas from two 787 Dreamliners a month to 10 a month by 2013. A feat, according to Flight International Magazine writer John Ostrower, that is considered to be an “extraordinary challenge.”
“No one has ever built a wide body aircraft at the rate of 10 per month before,” he said. “Boeing has its work cut out for it.”
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