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Nippon Air to Order 25 Boeing 777s

From Associated Press

All Nippon Airways, Japan’s second biggest airline, said today that it will order 25 Boeing-777 airliners from the United States and 10 European Airbus A-340s, a total package worth $5.6 billion.

An ANA official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said contracts will be signed early next year with Boeing Co. for 15 firm orders and 10 options for delivery between 1995 and 2000.

He said the planes, with 411 seats each, will be used on domestic routes.

The official said ANA also will sign contracts early next year with Airbus consortium for five firm orders and five options for delivery between 1996 and 2000.

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The A-340 planes, with 236 seats, will be used on international routes, he said.

The official said both types of planes will cost about $150 million each, and replacement engines and other related equipment could bring the value of the total package to about $5.6 billion.

ANA now has a fleet of 105 aircraft, including 44 Boeing 767s.


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