Ana Receives 1st Boeing 787 Plane

ANA receives 1st Boeing 787 planeUS aircraft maker Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner to Japan's All Nippon Airways.

The mid-sized passenger plane uses the latest materials and design technology, and Boeing says it's 20 percent more fuel-efficient than other passenger aircraft.




Japanese manufacturers make 35 percent of the plane's parts, including the main wings.

Boeing said it signed documents for the handover of the aircraft to ANA on Sunday.

The first delivery had originally been scheduled for 2008, but it was delayed 7 times due to design changes.

The plane will be used first for a chartered flight between Narita and Hong Kong in late October.

It will then be put into domestic service beginning in November.

via NHK


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