Boeing has delivered its first 787 Dreamliner aircraft to Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA). After completing its first trans-Pacific flight, the airline, in cooperation with Boeing, will begin readiness testing in order to validate the new airliner’s readiness to enter into service.
“Throughout the coming days, ANA pilots, together with Boeing, will fly a 787 on actual airline routes in Japan using airline dispatch and flight rules. ANA's mechanics and ground crews also will gain experience with the airplane in a simulated operational environment,” Boeing said in a statement.
ANA President and CEO Shinichiro Ito said he expects the Dreamliner to play a significant role in the future ANA operations.
“ANA is proud to be the first airline in the world that will operate the 787,” Shinichiro Ito said. “The Dreamliner is an integral part of our plans to become Asia's number one airline and will allow us to bring new standards of comfort and service to our passengers. Validating all of our training and preparations for the Dreamliner is critical to help ensure a smoother entry into service for our passengers and crews later this year.”