In the second big Japanese deal with Boeing announced this month, All Nippon Airways said Tuesday that it will buy 11 Boeing 747 jumbo jets and spare parts worth a total of $1.5 billion. Japan Air Lines said last week that it intends to buy five 747s and six 767s for $869 million.
All Nippon Airways, which began operating between Japan and the United States last July, hopes to increase the number of flights and destinations between the two countries. Less than a year ago, it signed contracts for 25 Boeing 767-300 aircraft worth $2.36 billion, so the new order will bring the total to just under $4 billion.
Delivery is to begin in July and continue through 1992.
The company is considering buying engines from Pratt & Whitney or General Electric but has not ruled out Rolls-Royce, said Akio Kondo, the airline's deputy president and chief operating officer.
Negotiations With Pilots Union
Kondo told reporters in Washington that the specific model of 747 aircraft will depend on negotiations with All Nippon's pilots over whether the union will accept the two-member cockpit crews that will man the advanced, 500-passenger 747-400, which is to start rolling off the assembly line in late 1988. Other models require three cockpit crew members.