ANA orders 40 widebody Boeing airplanes

EVERETT — The Boeing Co. and All Nippon Airways have finalized an order for 40 widebody jetliners as the Japan-based airline updates its long-haul fleet.

All Nippon Airways’ (ANA) order was mostly for Boeing’s newer airplanes — 20 777-9Xs and 14 787-9s — but also included six 777-300ERs. Boeing has been struggling to get orders for the popular twin-aisle airplane since introducing its successor late last year. Right now, the aerospace giant does not have enough scheduled orders to keep its 777 assembly line in Everett running at its current rate past 2017, three years shy of when the 777X is expected to enter service.

The order is valued at $13 billion at list prices, but discounts are often negotiated.

“The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups,” said Shinichiro Ito, president and CEO, ANA Holdings, in a news release from Boeing.

ANA was the launch customer for the 787 Dreamliner. With this latest order, the airline becomes the largest customer for the 787. It operates 29 Dreamliners and has orders for 51.

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