ANA, the launch customers of the B787, is requesting Boeing draft a delivery schedule for all ANA's 55 aircraft on order (Reuters/AFP/Bloomberg, 19-Jan-2011). The carrier added that it would seek assurances from Boeing that it can meet the latest delivery date. Meanwhile, ANA welcomed Boeing's resumption of its flight test programme as "a positive step" but noted that the original delivery date of May-2008 has long passed. ANA is set to receive its first B787 in 3Q2011, more than three years behind schedule.
ANA: "However, the aircraft is now three years late and has been delayed seven times so we will be looking to Boeing for assurance that it can meet this latest delivery date. We will also be seeking from Boeing a full schedule for delivery of all the 55 aircraft on order from ANA to allow us to prepare properly for the introduction of the new aircraft and plan our future route network and fleet expansion strategy," Yoshifumi Miyake, spokesman. Source: Reuters/AFP, 19-Jan-2011.