The board of All Nippon Airways has approved a $16.6 billion fleet renewal programme that will see it order a total of 70 new Boeing 777s, 787s and Airbus A320neos.

The Star Alliance carrier will order six Boeing 777-300ERs and 20 Boeing 777-9Xs, with the latter to replace the 19 existing 777-300ERs in its fleet. It will also order 14 additional 787-9s, taking its total 787 fleet to 80.

ANA will also order seven Airbus A320neo aircraft, and 23 A321neos to replace its existing fleet of 737-500s and baseline A320s. The neos will be powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbofan engines.

“The aircraft we have selected will enable us to modernize and expand our fleet further as we seek to become one of the world’s leading airline groups,” says ANA president and chief executive Shinichiro Ito. “These new aircraft will give us maximum flexibility and improved fuel efficiency and will allow us to meet the growth in demand, both internationally and in our domestic Japanese market.”

The aircraft will be delivered between the 2016 and 2027 fiscal years.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows that ANA has a fleet of 182 aircraft and orders for a further 64.

Updated: Added A320neo engine details

Source: Cirium Dashboard