Airbus and Boeing on Friday announced separate orders from All Nippon Airways’ parent company for 15 jets valued at more than $2 billion at list prices.
Airbus said in a news release that ANA Holdings, the parent of Japan’s flag carrier, ordered seven additional A321 narrow-body airliners, bringing ANA’s total A320 family orders to 37 aircraft.
The seven Airbus aircraft are valued at $1.3 billion at list prices.
Boeing said ANA Holdings ordered three 787-10s and five Next Generation 737-800s, an order Boeing valued at $1.4 billion at list prices.
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Boeing said in its release that ANA, the launch customer for the 787, has taken more 787 deliveries than any other customer. ANA has taken delivery of 34 787s, with 46 still on order, Boeing said.
In Wichita, Airbus operates Airbus Americas Engineering, which has two offices in Old Town and employs about 400 people. The Wichita engineering center works on aerostructures design and analysis of components, such as wings and fuselages for Airbus aircraft.
Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems supplies parts for Airbus and Boeing jets. For Airbus, it manufactures parts of the wings of the A320, A380 and A350 XWB jetliners, as well as the mid-section of the A350 XWB fuselage. Spirit builds parts of all Boeing's commercial airplanes, including the 737 fuselage and the forward, or cockpit, section of the 767, 777 and 787.