11-Jan-2010 11:56 AM

Boeing re-assessing B787-3 future

Boeing confirmed its is re-assessing the "market viability" of the B787-3, following a decision by All Nippon Airways (ANA), the last remaining customer for the short-range variant, to change its order for 28 aircraft to the baseline B787-8 version (Wall Street Journal, 09-Jan-2010). According to Boeing, ANA preferred earlier delivery of the B787-8 over the B787-3, which was tailored to Japanese customers ANA and Japan Airlines (JAL). JAL converted it order for 13 B787-3s to B787-8s in Jun-2009. The B787-3 featured a capacity of 330 passengers and a range of approximately 3,000 nm.