Friday, March 28, 2014

ANA orders Boeing, Airbus

Japan's ANA Holding Inc. ordered 14 more 787 Dreamliners as part of a $16.6 billion package despite previous groundings of the composite jetliner. ANA's 70-plane purchase included 40 long-haul models from Boeing and 30 narrow-body jets from Airbus, and represents the largest buy in the Japanese carrier’s history. The order from Airbus is for seven A320neo and 23 A321neo aircraft. The jets are being delivered over 11 years and will increase ANA's fleet to 250. (Sources: Bloomberg, AP via CBSMoneyWatch, 03/27/14) Gulf Coast note: Airbus is building an A320 final assembly line in Mobile, Ala.