All Nippon Airways Selects Boeing Airplane Services to Reconfigure Two 747-400 Airplanes
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SEATTLE, WA USA 10/04/2000
SEATTLE, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- All Nippon Airways (ANA) announced today
that it has selected The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) to convert two ANA 747-400
airplanes from its international configuration to its domestic configuration.
Boeing Airplane Services will perform the conversion work for both airplanes
at its Wichita Modification Center in Wichita, Kan.
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Boeing will convert the airplanes from a three-class, 367-seat
configuration to a two-class, 569-seat layout. The reconfiguration primarily
involves removing the winglets and installing wingtips, as well as modifying
the cabin interior with new passenger and attendant seats, in-flight
entertainment systems, galleys, lavatories, floor coverings, closets and
stowage units. With a new interior layout and modified wing structure, ANA's
747-400s will be ready for high-cycle, increased density, domestic routes in
Bob Avery, president of Boeing Airplane Services, said Boeing was chosen
to do the work because of its ability to provide a full range of total service
solutions for the world's passenger and cargo airlines.
"With our knowledge of the airplane and our experienced Wichita team, we
know that we will provide ANA with the highest quality airplanes for its
domestic 747-400 routes," Avery said.
In addition to the modification work, Boeing will perform maintenance on
the 747-400s, including heavy maintenance, structural sampling inspection, ANA
engineering orders, and the incorporation of selected service bulletins.
The first airplane is expected to be delivered to Wichita for modification
in September and be re-delivered in December 2001. The second airplane should
arrive in Wichita in January and be re-delivered to ANA in April 2002.
In total, All Nippon Airways currently operates 111 Boeing jetliners,
including 37 747s, 21 777s and 53 767s. Earlier this year, ANA ordered an
additional nine 767s for delivery during the airline's fiscal year 2002.
Boeing Airplane Services offers total service solutions that include
engineering retrofit packages, avionics upgrades, in-flight entertainment
systems integration, cabin management solutions, passenger-to-freighter
conversions, recovery and repair services, and airplane performance
improvements for Boeing commercial airplanes.
Boeing Airplane Services is a unit of the Boeing Commercial Aviation
Services organization and, as part of The Boeing Company, has access to all
the experience and technical capabilities of the world's largest aerospace
company. More than 11,500 Boeing airplanes are in operation today around the
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