The first Boeing 787 that will enter into service with launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) rolled out of the paint hangar at Boeing’s Everett, Washington widebody final-assembly plant on August 6.
ANA’s first Boeing 787 bears a special livery signifying what the carrier sees as the core elements of its service brand – innovation, uniqueness and Japanese style.
“Our teams are making outstanding progress in completing the first aircraft to be delivered and achieving certification of the 787,” says Scott Fancher, vice president and general manager of the 787 program. “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.”
The Japanese airline’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,” says 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.”
Some of the most innovative technologies aboard the 787 are designed to help passengers have a more pleasant and comfortable flight. According to Boeing, passengers traveling in 787s will arrive at their destinations feeling more refreshed with the airplane’s cleaner cabin air, lower cabin altitude and higher humidity.
Boeing plans to deliver the first 787 to All Nippon Airways in September. ANA will operate its first 787 revenue flight as a charter international flight from Tokyo to Hong Kong.