ANA receives first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
All Nippon Airways (ANA) has taken delivery of their first of three Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners on order, making them the first airline to operate the entire family of three 787 Dreamliners in Asia.
Arriving in Japan on the 31st of March, the aircraft wears JA900A as its registration and is powered by two Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 TEN engines.
President and CEO of ANA Holdings Inc reflected on the delivery in the following statement:
“Over the past several years, the Boeing 787 has formed the backbone of our world-class fleet and today we are excited to introduce the latest member of the Dreamliner family, the 787-10. The added capacity of the 787-10 provides our passengers with the most innovative and memorable flying experience, while also delivery the lowest operating cost per seat and tremendous efficiency overall.”
ANA will take delivery of the next two 787-10s through to 2020.
Initial flights will commence on the 26th of April from Tokyo-Narita to Changi-Singapore before moving to the Narita – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi from the 1st of July.
Seating wise, ANA has configured their 787-10 in a three-class layout, totaling 294 seats. The following table breaks down the cabin:
The business seats are the same that are found on the rest of ANAs long-haul aircraft, featuring full flatbed seats with direct aisle access, 18 inch touch displays, a main and side table and AC/USB power outlets.
However for the 787-10, new premium economy and economy seats have been installed.
Premium economy seats are kitted out with the latest entertainment options presented on 15.6 inch touch displays. Amble room and head/leg rests are also present, as well as adequate storage space for small items.
Economy class was designed to be comfortable and lightweight, using advanced materials to develop a seat that offers 34 inches of pitch, a 13.3 inch touch display and a six-way adjustable headrest, as found in premium economy. It is worth noting the first row of the economy section only has access to an 11.6 inch display.
The entertainment displays, although varying in sizes across each class of the aircraft, offer a new selection of features that have proven popular among passengers around the world.
Eleven languages are now supported for those that require the greater options, and a 3D flight path is also accessible, pinpointing the flight route, but also highly reviewed tourist locations around the world.
The following tweet captures the interior of the aircraft:
— 月刊エアライン編集部 (@ikarosairline) April 5, 2019
Noting the 787-10 as a cutting-edge plane, ANA has always appreciated the aircraft, praising its excellent fuel efficiency, noise levels and comfort.