TOKYO--(Marketwire - March 27, 2008) - The ANA Board of Directors today selected the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) as its new regional aircraft, placing a firm order for 15 and 10 options, with delivery planned from 2013. The aircraft will be powered by the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbo Fan (GTF). The MRJ was chosen on the basis of safety, overall economy, operational and environmental performance, and passenger comfort.

"We selected the MRJ, with its new technologies and advanced passenger cabin, as part of our drive to equip our fleet with the safest, most fuel efficient, environmentally friendly and passenger friendly aircraft available today," said ANA President and CEO, Mineo Yamamoto. "The MRJ will play an important role in our strategy going forward after the expansion of airport capacity in metropolitan Tokyo in 2010 ," he continued.

Those needs are as follows:

1. An aircraft in the 90-100 seat range that fits between ANA's turboprop fleet and narrow-body jet fleet

2. An aircraft with even greater reliability, economics and comfort than ANA's present turboprop and narrow-body jet fleets

3. An aircraft with the flexibility meet the mid-long term demand in the Japanese domestic market

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Contact Information: Contact: Rob Henderson ANA Public Relations