BRONX | NEW YORK – ANA – All Nippon Airlines of Japan, has firm up orders for 30 A320neo Family aircraft split between 7 A320neo and 23 A321neo. Making ANA the first Japanese customer for the A320neo family. The initial agreement was announced back in March 2014.
The aircraft will be part of ANA Holdings fleet development and modernization strategy to replace its existing single-aisle fleet in the coming years.Deliveries will start from 2016. ANA currently operated a fleet of 14 Airbus A320ceo.
Shinichiro Ito, President and CEO of ANA said:
“The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups. These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency and will allow us to meet the growth in demand, both internationally and in our domestic Japanese market.”
ANA select the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines to power their fleet of A320neo; Japanese Aero Engines Corporation (JAEC) is a 23% collaboration partner in PW1100G-JM program. JAEC is responsible for development, manufacturing and engineering support of the fan, low-pressure compressor, combustor, and low-pressure shafts. JAEC is a consortium, consisting of three Japanese companies: IHI (65%), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (25%), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (10%).