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from 1953 to 1961

DeHavilland DH-104 Dove
from December 1953 to July 1962

DeHavilland DH-104 Dove Specifications
Wingspan 17.37m
Length 12.04m
Height 4.06m
Seating 8 to 11seats
Gross Weight 3,860Kg
Maximum Speed 240km/h
Altitude capability 6,100m
Range 1,630km
Take off Distance 720m
Landing Distance 690m
Fuel Capacity 765litter
Power Plant Gypsy Queen 70-4
Engine Horsepower 340hp x 2

The workhorse of Niperi, the forerunner of ANA. Debuted on the Tokyo/Osaka cargo run in 1953 and began passenger service the following year.

DeHavilland DH-114 Heron
from March 1954 to June 1961

DeHavilland DH-114 Heron Specifications
Wingspan 21.79m
Length 14.78m
Height 4.75m
Seating 14 to 17seats
Gross Weight 5,900Kg
Maximum Speed 230km/h
Altitude capability 5,300m
Range 1,930km
Take off Distance 850m
Landing Distance 580m
Fuel Capacity 1,440litter
Power Plant Gypsy Queen 30MK2
Engine Horsepower 250hp x 4

As the number of passengers increased, the size of our airplanes grew, too. The DeHavilland Heron's 17-seat capacity was almost double the DeHavilland Dubb's meager 10 seats.

Handley Page HP-104 Marathon
from October 1954 to June 1960

Handley Page HP-104 Marathon Specifications
Wingspan 19.81m
Length 15.93m
Height 4.27m
Seating 22seats
Gross Weight 8,280Kg
Maximum Speed 220km/h
Altitude capability 5,000m
Range 1,770km
Take off Distance 1,150m
Landing Distance 740m
Fuel Capacity 1,890litter
Power Plant Gypsy Queen 70-4
Engine Horsepower 340hp x 4

Another predecessor to ANA was Far Eastern Airlines. The Handley Page Marathon was employed on the Tokyo/Osaka route in addition to covering routes in Western Japan and Kyushu.

Douglas DC-3
from November 1955 to March 1964

Douglas DC-3 Specifications
Wingspan 28.96m
Length 19.65m
Height 5.16m
Seating 30 to 31seats
Gross Weight 11,880Kg
Maximum Speed 220km/h
Altitude capability 7,600m
Range 1,740km
Take off Distance 840m
Landing Distance 800m
Fuel Capacity 3,040litter
Power Plant P.&W.R-1830-92
Engine Horsepower 1,200hp x 2

With 31 seats, the DC-3 had almost twice the seating capacity of the DeHavilland Heron. The introduction of the DC-3 almost marked the first time stewardesses (now called Cabin Attendants) provided passenger service. Originally introduced during WWII as a military aircraft, there were over 10,000 DC-3 manufactured and in service.

Convair 440 Metropolitan
from October 1959 to November 1964

Convair 440 Metropolitan Specifications
Wingspan 32.11m
Length 24.92m
Height 8.58m
Seating 52seats
Gross Weight 21,770Kg
Maximum Speed 430km/h
Altitude capability 7,000m
Range 3,540km
Take off Distance 1,560m
Landing Distance 1,240m
Fuel Capacity 6,550litter
Power Plant P.&W.R-2800-CB16
Engine Horsepower 2,400hp x 2

The Convair Metropolitan was the most efficient final piston-powered aircraft of its time. It also featured a pressurized passenger cabin and was advertised as the plane "that won't hurt your ears". It was also the fastest plane in service in Japan and was able to make the Tokyo/Osaka run without a stopover in Nagoya. That change shaved a full 50 minutes off the flight.

Fokker F-27 Friendship
from July 1961 to March 1973

Fokker F-27 Friendship Specifications
Wingspan 29.01m
Length 23.52m
Height 8.38m
Seating 40 to 44seats
Gross Weight 17,860Kg
Maximum Speed 490km/h
Altitude capability 10,500m
Range 2,410km
Take off Distance 1,050m
Landing Distance 1,110m
Fuel Capacity 6,440litter
Power Plant Rolls-Royce Dart 528
Engine Horsepower (1,870shp+thrust 224Kg) x 2

The Fokker F-27 Friendship was a turbo-prop aircraft introduced at almost the same time as the Vicker's Viscount. With wings mounted above the windows, it was very popular with passengers who could enjoy unobstructed views of the scenery below.

Vicker's Viscount
from July 1961 to August 1969

Vicker's Viscount Specifications
Wingspan 28.55m
Length 26.11m
Height 8.16m
Seating 67seats
Gross Weight 32,890Kg
Maximum Speed 570km/h
Altitude capability 9,100m
Range 2,840km
Take off Distance 1,810m
Landing Distance 1,360m
Fuel Capacity 8,630litter
Power Plant Rolls-Royce Dart 525
Engine Horsepower (1,730shp+thrust 218Kg) x 4

The Vicker's Viscount was a turbo-prop aircraft introduced at almost the same time as the Fokker F-27 Friendship. After its introduction, ANA experienced explosive growth in the number of passengers it carried.

from 1962 to 1982

Boeing 727-100
from May 1964 to May 1974

Boeing 727-100 Specifications
Wingspan 32.92m
Length 40.59m
Height 10.36m
Seating 129seats
Gross Weight 68,900Kg
Maximum Speed 880km/h(M0.80)
Altitude capability 12,800m
Range 3,100km
Take off Distance 2,000m
Landing Distance 1,900m
Fuel Capacity 27,300litter
Power Plant P&W JT8D-1
Engine Horsepower 6,350Kg x 3

The Boeing 727-100 was ANA's first jet-engine aircraft. Including the stretch 727-200, this model was an important part of our fleet for almost 30 years, a period of time that coincided with Japan's rapid economic development.

NAMCO YS-11A-500R Olympia
from September 1965 to August 1991

NAMCO YS-11A-500R Olympia Specifications
Wingspan 32.00m
Length 26.30m
Height 8.98m
Seating 60 to 64seats
Gross Weight 25,000Kg
Maximum Speed 450km/h
Altitude capability 6,100m
Range 1,200km
Take off Distance 1,400m
Landing Distance 1,110m
Fuel Capacity 4,960litter
Power Plant Rolls-Royce Dart MK543-1Q10K
Engine Horsepower (2,775shp+thrust 336Kg) x 2

The NAMCO was Japan's first and last purely domestic passenger airplane. It debuted the same year as the Tokyo Olympics and was given the nickname Olympia in recognition of this. The NAMCO saw its last service with ANA in 1991 but continues flying for our subsidiary airline ANK (Air Nippon).

Boeing 737-200
from June 1969 to August 1992

Boeing 737-200 Specifications
Wingspan 28.35m
Length 30.48m
Height 11.28m
Seating 115 to 126seats
Gross Weight 49,400Kg
Maximum Speed 820km/h(M0.72)
Altitude capability 10,700m
Range 1,700km
Take off Distance 1,900m
Landing Distance 1,480m
Fuel Capacity 13,470litter
Power Plant P&W JT8D-9
Engine Horsepower 6,580Kg x 2

The Boeing 737-200 was the successor to the Fokker F-27 Friendship and Vicker's Viscount. The blue and white color design of the aircraft earned it the nickname Mohican.

Boeing 727-200
from October 1969 to April 1990

Boeing 727-200 Specifications
Wingspan 32.92m
Length 46.68m
Height 10.52m
Seating 169 to 178seats
Gross Weight 78,200Kg
Maximum Speed 880km/h(M0.80)
Altitude capability 12,800m
Range 2,170km
Take off Distance 2,520m
Landing Distance 1,890m
Fuel Capacity 29,140litter
Power Plant P&W JT8D-9
Engine Horsepower 6,580Kg x 3

This model was the stretch version of the Boeing 727-100. The 727-200 had the advantage of increasing capacity while retaining parts compatibility with its smaller sibling, increasing efficiency while reducing costs.

Lockheed L-1011 Tristar
from May 1974 to November 1995

Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Specifications
Wingspan 47.35m
Length 54.44m
Height 16.82m
Seating 306 to 326seats
Gross Weight 195,000Kg
Maximum Speed 890km/h (M0.82)
Altitude capability 12,800m
Range 5,000km
Take off Distance 2,260m
Landing Distance 2,090m
Fuel Capacity 90,460litter
Power Plant Rolls-Royce RB211-22B
Engine Horsepower 19,050Kg x 3

The age of large capacity cargo service began with the introduction of the Lockheed L-1011 Tristar. Its three engines earned it the nickname "three diamonds" in the industry. The L-1011 Tristar was used on ANA's first overseas route to Guam.

Boeing 747SR-100 Super Jumbo
from January 1979 to March 2006

Boeing 747SR-100 Super Jumbo Specifications
Wingspan 59.6m
Length 70.7m
Height 19.4m
Seating 528seats
(first class x 20
economy class x 508)
Gross Weight 263,900Kg
Maximum Speed 880km/h(M0.83)
Altitude capability 13,700m
Range 2,590km
Take off Distance 1,700m
Landing Distance 2,170m
Fuel Capacity 181,940litter
Power Plant General Electric CF6-45A2
Engine Horsepower 21,090Kg x 4

It was a sensation when this two-level giant first began passenger service. Resembling a popular Japanese beetle, its Jumbo nickname quickly entered the popular vocabulary. The first Jumbo was introduced in 1979 as an SR model.(short range)

from 1983 to 1997

Boeing 767-200
from June 1983 to 2004

Boeing 767-200 Specifications
Wingspan 47.6m
Length 48.5m
Height 15.9m
Seating 234seats
Gross Weight 120,900Kg
Maximum Speed 880km/h(M0.80)
Altitude capability 13,100m
Range 4,040km
Take off Distance 1,540m
Landing Distance 1,610m
Fuel Capacity 45,900litter
Power Plant General Electric CF6-80A
Engine Horsepower 21,770Kg x 2

The Boeing 767-200 is a high-tech, fuel-efficient two-pilot plane that's quiet.

Boeing 747 LR
from July 1986 to 2005

Boeing 747 LR Specifications
Wingspan 59.6m
Length 70.57m
Height 19.4m
Seating 298 to 377seats
Gross Weight 377,800Kg
Maximum Speed 900km/h(M0.84)
Altitude capability 13,700m
Range 11,700km
Take off Distance 3,520m
Landing Distance 2,190m
Fuel Capacity 209,420litter
Power Plant General Electric CF6-50E2
Engine Horsepower 23,810Kg x 4

The Boeing 747 LR was our first long-haul aircraft. It inaugurated our service to destinations such as Los Angeles and Washington D.C. from Narita Airport. In addition to trans-Pacific routes, it now also flies passengers to Europe.

Boeing 767-300
from July 1987

Boeing 767-300 Specifications
(Domestic Route Network)
Wingspan 47.56m
Length 54.9m
Height 15.9m
Seating 272seats
(first class x 12
economy class x 260)
Gross Weight 131,000Kg
Maximum Speed 880km/h(M0.83)
Altitude capability 13,100m
Range 3,370km
Take off Distance 1,660m
Landing Distance 1,650m
Fuel Capacity 45,900litter
Power Plant General Electric CF6-80C2B2
Engine Horsepower 23,500Kg x 2

The stretch version of the 767-200, this plane serves the domestic market while the 300ER is used on overseas flights.

Boeing 747-400 Techno-Jumbo
from November 1990 to March 2014

Boeing 747-400 Techno-Jumbo Specifications
Wingspan 64.4m
Length 70.7m
Height 19.4m
Seating 287 to 339seats
Gross Weight 394,600Kg
Maximum Speed 910km/h(M0.85)
Altitude capability 13,700m
Range 12,370km
Take off Distance 3,580m
Landing Distance 2,300m
Fuel Capacity 56,940U.S.G.litter
Power Plant General Electric CF6-80C2B1F
Engine Horsepower 26,310Kg x 4

The 747 series took a big leap forward with the introduction of the 400-series craft. This "Techno-Jumbo" has an extended upper deck and so-called winglets on the ends of each wing giving it a unique shape. The 747-400 was used primarily on international routes.

Airbus A320
from March 1991

Airbus A320 Specifications
Wingspan 34.1m
Length 37.6m
Height 11.8m
Seating 166seats
Gross Weight 67,000Kg
Maximum Speed 840km/h (M0.77)
Altitude capability 11,900m
Range 2,380km
Take off Distance 1,650m
Landing Distance 1,550m
Fuel Capacity 6,300 U.S.G.litter
Power Plant CFM56-5A1
Engine Horsepower 11,340Kg x 2

The Airbus A-320 is a highly sophisticated computerized jet using fly-by-wire technology to pilot the plane. It is used exclusively on domestic routes.

Boeing 777-200
from December 1995

Boeing 777-200 Specifications
(Domestic Route Network)
Wingspan 60.9m
Length 63.7m
Height 18.5m
Seating 376seats
(first class x 18
economy class x 358)
Gross Weight 202,900Kg
Maximum Speed 870km/h (M0.80)
Altitude capability 13,100m
Range 4,300km
Take off Distance 1,910m
Landing Distance 1,780m
Fuel Capacity 31,000 U.S.Glitter
Power Plant PW4074
Engine Horsepower 33,790Kg x 2

The engines on this aircraft are huge -- large enough to hold the fuselage of its 737 sibling. It was designed with the input of airlines from around the world, including ANA. Our suggestion of radial tires is an example of an idea the manufacturer incorporated in the final design. The Triple-7 serves domestic and international routes.

from 1998

Airbus A321
from April 1998 to 2008

Airbus A321 Specifications
Wingspan 34.1m
Length 44.5m
Height 11.8m
Seating 191seats
(first class x 8
economy class x 183)
Gross Weight 80,000Kg
Maximum Speed 840km/h (M0.77)
Altitude capability 11,900m
Range 3,150km
Take off Distance 1,780m
Landing Distance 1,650m
Fuel Capacity 6,260 U.S.Glitter
Power Plant IAE V2530-A5
Engine Horsepower 13,610Kg x 2

The Airbus A321 is the stretch version of the A320. Its introduction coincided with our 45th anniversary, commemorated with a special design incorporated into the body paint. The plane is used on our domestic routes.

Boeing 777-300
from July 1998

Boeing 777-300 Specifications
Wingspan 60.9m
Length 73.9m
Height 18.5m
Seating 477seats
(first class x 18
economy class x 459)
Gross Weight 233,900Kg
Maximum Speed 890km/h (M0.83)
Altitude capability 13,100m
Range 4,500km
Take off Distance 2,160m
Landing Distance 1,950m
Fuel Capacity 45,220 U.S.Glitter
Power Plant PW4090
Engine Horsepower 40,910Kg x 2

The stretch version of the 777-200 measures 3.2m longer than the Techno-Jumbo, making it the world's longest commercial passenger jet. The 777-300 was also introduced during our 45th anniversary, earning it a special "wind" theme paint job. It primarily serves our domestic routes.

Boeing 787-8
from November 2011

Boeing 787-8 Specifications
Wingspan 60.1m
Length 56.7m
Height 16.9m
Seating 264seats
(premium seat x 12)
Gross Weight 210ton
Maximum Speed 910km/h
Altitude capability 13,100m
Take off Distance 1,650m
Landing Distance 1,730m
Fuel Capacity 126kl
Power Plant Trent-1000A
Engine Horsepower 29,030Kg x 2

In April 2004, ANA placed orders to purchase the Boeing 787, in which ANA was part of the development team, as the first launch customer in the world. The key to the exceptional performance of the 787 is a suite of new technologies developed and applied on the airplane. Composite materials make up 50 percent of the primary structure of the 787 including the fuselage and wing. Japanese industrial participation contributes 35% of the effort behind the manufacture of the 787. ANA mechanics and pilots were partners of the Boeing 787 development team since the early detailed design phase of the program, and their skills and expertise are reflected in the airframe design.
The Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" will play a key role in the expansion of our domestic and international fight network.

  • In conjunction with weight savings, the 787 provides unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane uses 20% less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes. The 787 is also environmentally friendly, producing 20% less carbon monoxide and 15% less nitrogen oxide than similar aircraft.
  • The 787 Dreamliner brings big-jet ranges to mid-sized airplanes with the ability to carry passengers on routes of over 15,000 km, taking over existing long-distance services (e.g. Europe and U.S. Routes) currently served by larger aircraft.
  • The 787 interior provides an open feeling with the adoption of larger windows, higher arched ceilings, and LED lighting.
  • Higher humidity and lower passenger cabin altitude result in greater passenger comfort.
  • Numerous engine-noise reduction developments make the 787 significantly quieter both inside the cabin and out.

Boeing 787-9
from August 2014

Boeing 787-9 Specifications
Wingspan 60.1m
Length 62.8m
Height 17.0m
Seating 395seats
(Premium class x 18)
Gross Weight 226ton
Maximum Speed 910km/h
Range 10,130km
Altitude capability 13,100m
Take off Distance 2,150m
Landing Distance 1,860m
Fuel Capacity 126kl
Power Plant Trent 1000-A2
Engine Horsepower 29,030Kg x 2

The aircraft achieves even better fuel economy than the 787-8, and also has more seating and cargo capacity, resulting in a further reduction in operating costs.
While the aircraft is expected to show lower operating costs and improved environmental performance as a result of even better fuel economy, the 787-9, like the 787-8, makes use of state-of-the-art technology to provide customers with a new level of in-flight comfort through innovations such as improved cabin humidity, reduced discomfort from cabin pressure changes, and larger windows and luggage storages.

Boeing 787-10
from April 2019

Boeing 787-10 Specifications
Wingspan 60.1m
Length 68.3m
Height 17.0m
Seating 294seats
Gross Weight 242.7ton
Maximum Speed 910km/h
Range 11,600km
Altitude capability 12,500m
Take off Distance 2,950m
Landing Distance 2,130m
Fuel Capacity 126kl
Power Plant Trent 1000
Engine Horsepower 33,480Kg x 2

ANA is the first Japanese airline to receive and operate the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, a superior aircraft that provides even greater fuel efficiency than before. With a length of 68.3 m, this extra-long model boasts room for more seats without compromising its high level of in-flight comfort.

Airbus A380
from May 2019

Airbus A380 Specifications
Wingspan 79.8m
Length 72.7m
Height 24.1m
Seating 520seats
Gross Weight 560.0ton
Maximum Speed 910km/h
Range 13,330km
Altitude capability 13,100m
Take off Distance 3,470m
Landing Distance 2,320m
Fuel Capacity 320kl
Power Plant Trent 970
Engine Horsepower 34,088Kg x 4

ANA is the first Japanese airline to receive the Airbus A380, the world's largest passenger aircraft, and operates it between Tokyo and Honolulu. Our three A380 aircraft feature livery designs based on the sea turtle, a creature revered in Hawaii as sacred, and these liveries are known affectionately by the name "FLYING HONU" (meaning "flying sea turtle").
The A380 was also made in consideration of its surrounding environment, with takeoff and landing noise at around half the level of the Boeing 747-400 and emissions well within international standards.
The cabin maximizes the room available on the aircraft's two spacious decks, and features ANA's own unique cabin design.