This is a reconstruction support flight by ANA All Nippon Airways, which was conducted at Sendai Airport in Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture Japan on October 30, 2011.The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, the world’s first commercial flight by ANA, carried out sightseeing flights with people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
The Boeing 787-8, which was introduced by ANA ahead of the rest of the world, uses carbon fiber reinforced plastics and composite materials to significantly reduce weight.At the same time, the latest turbofan engine is installed to improve fuel efficiency and reduce noise.
A temporary stake was built around Sendai Airport, and reconstruction support flights were carried out by ANA without recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.
Depart for a sightseeing flight with children affected by the Tohoku coastal area on a Boeing 787.
The Boeing 787 features a streamlined body and long, flexible main wings. The first and second Boeing 787s operated by ANA are specially painted.
ANA’s Boeing 737-700 also had gold paint on the first and second aircraft in the image of Nagoya Castle’s gold shachihoko.
In the year that this aircraft was delivered, special paint has been applied to commemorate the opening of the Chubu International Airport.
In the past, United Airlines operated scheduled international flights between Sendai Airport and Guam International Airport.
Although the Boeing 767-300 was seen at Sendai Airport as a matter of course, retirement due to aging is progressing in Japan, and the number of operating aircraft is gradually decreasing.
The Boeing 787, which has completed its reconstruction support flight, flew to Narita International Airport in the evening.
Picture taken at: Sendai Airport, Natori City, Miyagi Prefecture Japan
Date: October 30, 2011
The article also includes videos of reconstruction support flights.