All Nippon Airways, launch customer for Boeing's 787, confirms it expects to receive 12 aircraft by the end of its 2011 financial year - around April next year, and a further eight in FY2012.
ANA senior VP Santoru Fujiki says "we should have taken delivery of 55 by the end of 2017." Since the decision to cancel the short-range 787-3 version, ANA has also changed the overall mix of its order book. Having gone from 787-3 and -8, ANA standardized on -8s, ANA later changed to a mix of -8s and stretched -9s.
The orderbook currently stands at 40 787-8s and 15 -9s.
The airline previously planned on receiving 14 aircraft in the first phase but at its recent earnings call acknowledged this had been scaled back to 12.