With this largest order ever produced by Japan’s largest carrier, 40 wide body aircraft from Boeing and 30 single aisle aircraft from Airbus will be put in service by 2027. The order worth $16.6 Billion (1.7 trillion yen) comes in anticipation of the 2020 Olympics.
Purchase for Airbus A320-A321neo worth approx. $3.6 Billions
The single aisle aircraft ordered from Airbus is composed of 7 A320neo and 23 A321neo stretched variant. The highly fuel efficient and hot-selling aircraft will begin arriving in 2016 with deliveries completed by 2023. This part of the overall order is estimated at 366 billion yen at list prices.
Boeing wide body jets acquisition estimated at $13 Billions
The remaining portion of the order consisting solely of wide body Boeing aircraft worth 1.36 trillion yen will see 14 787-9 medium wide body stretched variant of the state-of-the-art 787-8 swell the carrier’s 787-9 existing backlog order to 30 aircraft. Together with the 27 Boeing 787-8 that have been delivered since 2011, and another 6 still on order, ANA, the launch customer for the type will have an overall 787 fleet numbering 80 aircraft by 2027.
The 6 Boeing 777-300ER that are also part of this latest order will also join, beginning 2017 another 22 777-300ER already in fleet (in addition to 7 Boeing 777-300 and some 28 Boeing 777-200).
Finally the order to Boeing sets the stage for 14 of the newly launched 777-9X to be acquired beginning in the year 2021. The 777-9X officially launched in November 2013 is a 406 seats capable aircraft representing a stretched variant of the 777-300ER but re-designed with a new more efficient enlarged wing, hence providing payload and range benefits not previously available.
This order follows in the footsteps of last year Japan Airlines (JAL) $9.5 Billion order in favor of the Airbus A350 wide body. This decision had marked a dramatic departure from major Japanese carriers relying solely on Boeing for their fleet acquisition.