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ANA launches 7E7.(All Nippon Airways Company Ltd.)(Brief Article)

The Boeing hoard of directors in late April unanimously approved the formal launch of the 7E7 on the strength of a firm order from All Nippon Airways for 50 aircraft. It was the biggest single-airline launch order in Boeing's history. ANA's order comprises a mix of both short-haul 7E7-3s and long-haul dash 8s. Engine selection was not announced. The deal is worth about 56 billion at list prices and ANA is scheduled to begin taking deliveries in 2008.

ANA President and CEO Yoji Ohashi said, "With today's order we have taken a major step toward achieving [our] goal of reducing the number of aircraft types we operate to just three. …

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