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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

ANA Orders Additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

All Nippon Airlines has ordered an additional 11 787-9 Dreamliners, a $2.7 billion purchase that brings its total order for 787s to 66.

The 787-9 is slightly longer than the 787-8 and can carry up to 40 more passengers than the 787.

Boeing said ANA — the launch customer for the 787 in 2011 — is its largest commercial airline customer for the 787.

"The improved fuel efficiency and greater seating capacity of the 787-9 will provide ANA with added flexibility," said Hideki Kunugi, head of aircraft purchasing and sales at ANA. "The new Dreamliners will also help support the profitable expansion of ANA's international and domestic routes in the future."

On Monday United Airlines became the first U.S. customer to take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner.

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