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Boeing 787 Dreamliner – Orders and Deliveries
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Boeing 787 Launch Customer
Being the first airline to take delivery of a brand new aircraft design is always a calculated risk. The aircraft builder will generally negotiate an attractive deal with a launch airline as it is accepted that there will be teething problems, delays on delivery etc.
The rewards, however, can be great. The aircraft maker, in this case, Boeing, and the airline, in this case, ANA Airlines of Japan, worked very closely together and many of ANAs’ requirements ended up being included in the finished Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. There were, of course, many delays as whole new technologies were applied. The reward was to be able to boast that ANA was flying the newest most technologically advanced aircraft in the world. This was a flying billboard for ANA and airlines that came next, saying we are investing in the future. We are flying cutting-edge technology. It suddenly made other aircraft fleets start to look tired.
First Seven Boeing 787 Customers
Here are those first cutting edge airlines taking possession of their new baby.