All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest airline and the launch customer for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, has said it expects delivery of the revolutionary jet in August or September.
The carrier has ordered a total of 55 Dreamliners for domestic and international routes. It expected 14 of the carbon-composite planes through March and 10 the year after, Shuichi Fujimura, senior vice president of ANA for Europe and the Middle East, said at the Paris Air Show.
He said the airline would fly the plane on Japan and European routes.
ANA also unveiled its new livery for the 787 at the show. The numbers 787 are painted big in bold and blue at the front of the aircraft to signify that ANA will be the first airline in the world to fly the Dreamliner.
The blue lines at the rear of the fuselage are designed to highlight how the three core elements of the airline’s service brand - innovation, uniqueness and the inspiration of modern Japan.
Only the first two aircraft will be painted in the special livery. The remainder of the fleet will feature the standard ANA