Boeing set to deliver first 787 Dreamliner to All Nippon Airways

The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner that will enter into service with launch customer ANA rolled out of the paint hangar on
Saturday.

The airplane bears a special livery signifying the core elements of ANA’s service brand – innovation, uniqueness and inspiration of Japan.

“Our teams are making outstanding progress in completing the first airplane to be delivered and achieving certification of the 787,” said Scott Fancher, vice-president and general manager of the 787 programme.

“We are inspired by the airline’s enthusiasm for this airplane and look forward to the day when we make our first delivery to ANA,” he said in a statement today.

ANA’s first 787 features a short-haul international interior design with business and economy-class cabins.

“ANA’s passengers will be the first to experience the 787 Dreamliner’s comfortable interior environment,” said Mitsuo Morimoto, ANA senior executive vice-president and member of the board of directors.

“Combined with ANA’s superior levels of service, passengers will enjoy a spacious interior, larger windows, comfortable seats and touch-panel in-flight entertainment screens,” he added.

Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to ANA next month. ANA will operate its first 787 revenue flight as a charter international flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.

– Bernama