All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Boeing announced a new agreement regarding the order of 20 777X widebodies and 30 737 MAX 8s. According to the Japanese airline, two of the 20 passenger 777-9s were converted to the new 777-8F cargo variant, launched this year.
ANA also finally conclued the purchase agreement of the 737 MAX that had been announced in January 2019, two months before the aircraft was grounded due to safety issues.
The 30 737 MAX 8s will replace the 737-800s currently in service from fiscal 2025 onwards. ANA currently has 39 737NGs in service, in addition to also operating the A320neo and A321neo, its competitors.
A major customer of Boeing’s widebodies, which owns the 767, 777 and 787 models, All Nippon Airways had placed an order for 20 777-9s, the largest version of the aircraft, in 2014.
At a meeting of the supervisory board on Monday, the company decided to use two of the production positions for the 777-8F freighter, capable of carrying up to 112 tons of cargo. Both jets will be received from fiscal 2028.