The world’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner to enter scheduled service will be delivered to launch carrier All Nippon Airlines (ANA) on September 26.
Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said the plane, which features larger windows, lower cabin altitude and cleaner air, “begins a new chapter in aviation history”.
The aircraft was officially certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency on Friday (August 26).
“The airplane is ready. ANA is ready. And, Boeing is ready,” said Albaugh.
ANA’s Dreamliner will arrive in Tokyo on September 28, the first of 50 ordered by the airline.
Shinichiro Ito, ANA’s CEO, said: “As launch customer, we are delighted to be taking delivery of our first 787 Dremliner.
“This aircraft will enable us to offer new standards of service and comfort to our passengers and will play an important role in our international expansion strategy as we seek to become Asia’s number one airline.”