A&F Aviation, the new Japanese airline established earlier this month by All Nippon Airways (ANA) and First Eastern Investment Group (First Eastern), will start low-fare services with Airbus A320s from Kansai International Airport, Osaka, during the second half of ANA's 2011 fiscal year, the European manufacturer said today. ANA's 2011 fiscal year begins April 1.
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Boeing will deliver Air India’s first 787 Dreamliner by the fourth quarter, Boeing India president Dinesh Keskar said yesterday at Aero India. The announcement follows Boeing’s January announcement of the first delivery of Dreamliner aircraft to All Nippon Airways in the third quarter.
Boeing today announced yet another delay to the 787 program, following “an assessment of the availability of an engine needed for the final phases of flight test this fall.” This latest hiccup will force Boeing to suspend delivery of launch customer All Nippon Airways’ first 787 until the middle of next year’s first quarter, the Chicago-based airframer confirmed today.
Forget the two-and-a-half years of delays and the speculation about it not making it to Farnborough International Airshow. You didn’t have to be an aviation geek to appreciate the sight of the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner arriving in Europe at Farnborough Airport the day before the airshow opened. In photos the 787 looks sleek and sexy. In flight it looks like pure poetry.
Boeing is “assessing the market viability of the 787-3” after the only remaining customer for the type, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), converted its order for 28 of the planned high-density, short-range version of the 787 Dreamliner to an order for the same number of 787-8s.
AgustaWestland (Booth No. 7020) recently delivered the first of a pair of AW139s to its official Japanese distributor, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, marking the first civilian use of the type in the Asian country.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways has decided to delay its decision on whether to order Boeing 747-8s or Airbus A380s due to the global recession, the company confirmed today. “ANA has decided to postpone the selection of its future large aircraft type, given the unforeseen changes to its operating environment since the financial crisis of September this year,” it said in a written statement.
Boeing’s delays in delivering its much heralded 787 appears to have breathed new life into the near moribund 767 program, as the 787’s launch customer, Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA), has drawn up a contingency plan that involves the delivery and introduction of nine Boeing 767-300ERs into its fleet to cover interim needs for lift.
A trip from the site of last year’s RAA annual convention in Memphis to the venue chosen for this year’s edition, held in Indianapolis last month, covers barely 450 miles, but the psychological distance the industry has traveled over the past 12 months seems more like light years.
Japan’s All Nippon Airways has placed an order for four 74-seat Bombardier Dash 8Q-400s, the first of which it plans to place into service next fall. The estimated $80 million deal will allow ANA to augment a 115-nm route between the western cities of Kochi and Osaka, where the group controls unused slots for propeller airplanes at Itami Airport.