ANA receives its first A321neo with P & W engines
All Nippon Airways (ANA) became the first customer to take delivery of an Airbus A321neo equipped with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM engines.
ANA's new A321neo is the first aircraft of the company in its domestic fleet to be equipped with an in-flight entertainment system
The Japanese carrier is the launch customer for the A321neo with turbofan engines PW1100G. The PW version of the A321neo was the first variant to get certified in December last year, but the first six A321neos delivered so far were the rival engine version of CFM International's Leap- 1A.
The A321 powered by CFM was approved in March of this year and deliveries for the launch company Virgin America began the following month. ANA has configured the A321neo with 8 seats in Premium class and 186 seats in Economy. ANA's new A321neo is the first aircraft of the company in its domestic fleet to be equipped with an in-flight entertainment system for all seats. Wi-Fi will also be available on board. It will be deployed on its base in Tokyo-Haneda from mid-September.
The Japanese company is still waiting for the delivery of 21 A321neo and 8 A320neo by the end of 2023. The Japanese carrier already operates 3 A320neo.