• ANA Combines Connectivity, Live Television, and Best–‐In–‐Class Inflight Entertainment to Connect Passengers to a Unique Entertainment Experience

Tokyo, Japan | April 28, 2015– All Nippon Airways (ANA), which is Japan’s largest airline, has received its first B787-9 aircraft with Panasonic’s inflight entertainment (IFE), live television and broadband Wi-Fi from Panasonic Avionics Corporation.

ANA’s new Dreamliner will have the full suite of the world’s best inflight entertainment and connectivity solutions from Panasonic, including its industry-leading live television product, eXTV. The service will give ANA passengers opportunities to view a host of live channels during their flight, including NHK World Premium, CNN and Sport 24, allowing them to keep up with both news and live sporting events.

In addition to live television, ANA passengers will also be able to purchase Wi-Fi access to browse the internet and send emails using Panasonic’s eXConnect service. The 787-9 aircraft will also feature eX3, Panasonic’s most advanced inflight entertainment system.

Mr Koji Oka, Director of Products and Services Strategy for ANA said, “For years our passengers have enjoyed an incredible entertainment experience through our partnership with Panasonic, and with our new 787-9 aircraft, we wanted to elevate this experience to a whole new level. With a powerful mix of early window content, live television and international Wi-Fi, we’re setting a new standard for air travel, and we are proud to partner with Panasonic.”

Panasonic Avionics Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Margis said, “ANA’s goal was to create something truly unique for their passengers. Together, we have combined the world’s most advanced inflight entertainment technology to offer a connected seatback experience that includes multiple channels of real-time news, the world’s most popular sporting events and other television programming. The result is a one-of-a-kind experience for their passengers.”

Japan, France | January 30, 2015– ANA Holdings has ordered seven more A321 aircraft (four A321ceo with Sharklets and three A321neo), in addition to the firm order for 30 A320neo Family (seven A320neo and 23 A321neo) placed in July 2014.

The latest agreement brings ANA’s total order for the A320 Family to 37 aircraft which will gradually replace its existing single aisle fleet. ANA will be the first Japanese operator of both Sharklet-equipped A321ceo and A321neo.

“We are extremely pleased that such a prestigious airline as Japan’s ANA, has placed repeat orders for our A320 Family aircraft. By selecting our single-aisle aircraft, ANA is investing in the best in class, securing excellent cabin comfort as well as operational efficiency for its future,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer Customers.

ANA became an Airbus customer in 1987, when it ordered ten A320s. In 1995 ANA also selected the larger A321, with a total of seven orders.

While passengers benefit from the A321’s state-of-the-art cabin design, wider seats and enhanced comfort, airlines profit from the unique operational flexibility of Airbus’ single-aisle aircraft. The A320 Family is the world’s best-selling single aisle product line with more than 11,500 orders to date and nearly 6,400 aircraft delivered to 400 customers and operators worldwide. Thanks to its widest cabin, all members of the A320 Family offer the industry’s best level of comfort in all classes and Airbus’ 18-inch wide seats in economy as standard.

  • Optimized Maintenance Program to apply advanced analytics tools

Singapore | November 3, 2014– Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ANA (All Nippon Airways) today announced they are teaming up to implement operational improvements for ANA’s fleet. The improvements are aimed at reducing costs and increasing efficiency of maintenance operations for ANA’s current and future 777 models as part of the Boeing Optimized Maintenance Program (OMP) service.

“The efficient performance of our 777 and 777X fleet together with Optimized Maintenance Program will be value added to our operations,” said Takeo Kikuchi, Director of Engineering, ANA. “We were very pleased with Boeing’s offer of services to center on cost reductions in our 777 fleet maintenance operations, and we look forward to working with the Boeing teams to achieve these improvements.”

ANA recently finalized orders for 20 777-9Xs and six 777-300ER airplanes. The Boeing Optimized Maintenance Program targets improved maintenance costs for ANA’s current 777-300 fleet as well as future deliveries of the 777X airplanes. Improvements will include reduced scheduled maintenance labor costs, lower materials costs and faster airplane maintenance turn times.

The Optimized Maintenance Program provides a competitive advantage to an airline by applying specialized analytics tools as well as Boeing’s unique airplane design and certification knowledge to identify ways to streamline airplane maintenance programs. Boeing Commercial Aviation Services’ Professional Services teams will perform analysis of ANA historical maintenance data and develop a maintenance program for ANA’s 777 fleet.

“The Optimized Maintenance Program is one of the many ways we are giving our customers the Boeing Edge, by combining our team’s experience and knowledge with advanced analytics tools to identify all of the strengths, constraints and opportunities that factor into an airline’s maintenance programs,” said Ken Sain, director of Professional Services, Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. “In the span of a few short months, we will work together with ANA and their local regulatory agencies to develop the most effective and efficient maintenance program for ANA’s 777 fleet.”

By evaluating and analyzing a maintenance program, including logbooks, scheduled maintenance data, component maintenance records and other metrics, Boeing develops recommendations for maintenance program enhancements customized to accommodate the unique operating environments and specific operational goals of the airline. Boeing technical consultants also work directly with local regulatory authorities to secure approval and agreement on any recommended maintenance program changes.

Boeing’s OMP services have also recently been adopted by several other airlines, including Ryanair and Cathay Pacific.

Boeing is hosting a presentation highlighting its OMP services, entitled “Maintenance Program Optimization” at Aviation Week MRO Asia this week in Singapore.

  • Japan’s largest airline relies on Sirax for optimizing its revenue accounting processes

Kelsterbach, Germany | January 16, 2014– Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) will be using the Sirax IT solution from Lufthansa Systems for managing its revenues. An five-year contract to this effect was signed recently. The core functionality provided by Sirax enables ANA to cover the full spectrum of modern revenue accounting processes including interline billing and reduce costs significantly in this area.

“By using Sirax to handle our revenue accounting, we achieve flexible control of our revenues while generating sustainable cost savings. Lufthansa Systems impressed us with the accelerated availability of our financial data in Sirax and the professionalism shown in rolling out the new system. This project will be challenging for us because we will be using Sirax for both international and domestic revenue accounting processes and Lufthansa Systems will support this project.” said Yukihiko Sasaki, Managing Director Portfolio Management Innovation & IT Strategy from ANA.

The Sirax AirFinance Platform from Lufthansa Systems is the first integrated platform to optimize all of an airline’s financial processes. It has enabled Lufthansa Systems’ customers to achieve considerable savings in their finance department. Leading carriers who deployed this integrated finance solution were able to reduce their operating costs in this area by up to 45 percent and total costs by more than 35 percent. Lufthansa Systems works closely with IATA to ensure that the solution not only meets common standards but also covers the latest developments such as SIS (Simplified Interline Settlement) and EMD (Electronic Miscellaneous Document).

The Sirax revenue accounting solution speeds up accounting processes by automatically checking ticket sales against actual flight data. It also delivers precise, timely information for management and accounting staff.

“We are proud to expand our cooperation with ANA. As Japan’s largest airline and one of the leading airlines in Asia, ANA is a strategically important regional partner to us and the entire Lufthansa Group,” said Olivier Krüger, SVP Regional Management Asia/Pacific at Lufthansa Systems.

– All Nippon Airways Named 2013 Airline of the Year

New York, NY | February 15, 2013/PRNewswire/- Air Transport World®, the leading source of news, information and insight to the global commercial air transport industry, today announced the selection of All Nippon Airways (9202:JP) as its Airline of the Year for 2013 as part of the ATW 39th Airline Industry Achievement Awards.
Japan-based ANA is being honored for its exceptional financial performance, fiscal management, customer service and technology leadership that set the bar for the entire global airline industry.

This year’s ATW Airline Achievement Awards winners also include former Lufthansa CEO and Star Alliance founder Jurgen Weber (Joseph S. Murphy Lifetime Achievement Award); Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling (Value Airline of the Year); Florida-based Silver Airways (Regional Airline of the Year); German flagship Deutsche Lufthansa (Airline Technology Leadership); KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Airline Market Leadership); and Sweden’s CTT Systems (Aviation Technology).

To merit ATW’s Airline of the Year award, a carrier must demonstrate excellence and outstanding performance across the board. ATW editors look for superb innovation and leadership by executive management; strong financial discipline; a consistent and excellent safety record; proven leadership in community, eco and technology endeavors; and consistent high standards of customer service. ANA has achieved this despite a fiercely competitive home market, devastating natural disasters and political spats that have further hurt the marketplace.

“When you put in the kind of financial reports that ANA consistently posted through 2012 and provide excellent customer service despite a challenging market, that’s the signature of a first-rate airline,” said ATW Editor-in-Chief Karen Walker .

– Dr. Weber is being honored for a remarkable career in which he transformed German airline Lufthansa into one of the world’s most successful and highly-respected Group carriers. He also is a recognized industry game-changer, creating the world’s first global alliance, the Star Alliance, which now boasts 27 member airlines.

– Vueling has shaken up the European airline scene with its combination of low-cost discipline and full-service, high-quality customer products.
Silver Airways has radically rejuvenated the US regional airline scene with its adoption of comfortable and fuel-efficient Saab 340Bplus aircraft and rapid expansion to become Florida’s largest carrier in terms of intra-state services.

– Lufthansa was selected for its technology leadership in pioneering eco-aviation research programs as well for as its aircraft modernization program that will give it one of the most efficient fleets in the business; Lufthansa was launch customer for the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental and for the Bombardier CSeries.

– KLM is awarded for its approach to making social media tools integral to its entire business and for programs such as its Meet & Seat program that allows passengers to connect ahead of their flights.

– CTT’s innovative de-humidification products, Zonal Drying System and Cair, improve profitability and flight safety as well as enhance comfort for passengers and cabin personnel.

The awards will be presented at a Gala Presentation Dinner on the evening of March 26, 2013 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.