ANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 Freighter

first_imgANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 FreighterANA first Japanese Airline to launch the Boeing 777 FreighterAll Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, is introducing the Boeing 777 Freighter to its fleet today to aid with increased cargo transportation demand in Asia and North America. The start of operations for these aircraft is the culmination of expansion plans that ANA HD announced in 2018.ANA received its first Boeing 777F, nicknamed “BLUE JAY,” on May 24, 2019 at Tokyo Haneda International Airport. The specially-designed aircraft has the ability to transport large items ranging from aircraft engines, to semiconductor manufacturing equipment as well as cargo requiring a high degree of care such as lithium batteries and pharmaceuticals. From July 2 through Aug. 25, 2019 the BLUE JAY will operate connecting cargo flights from Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a stop at Kansai International Airport. Starting from Aug. 26, 2019 ANA will offer a direct cargo flight from Narita International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport.“The Boeing 777F aircraft elevates the ANA fleet to a new level,” said Toshiaki Toyama, President of ANA Cargo INC. “These 777Fs are significantly larger than the Boeing 767F models used to ferry cargo in Asia, giving ANA additional flexibility in how the aircraft are used. The aircraft will aid in the expansion of ANA’s services to include a whole new set of customers and increase ANA’s ability to safely transport larger cargo.”ANA currently boasts a strong Asian flight network centered around the Okinawa freight hub and is planning to expand its network in North America this year with the addition of large-scale cargo flights complementing its current passenger air travel options. ANA will add cargo flights to its North American operations starting on Oct. 27, 2019 with Boeing 777F flights will transport items from Narita International Airport to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.Furthermore, ANA is providing bespoke “PRIO SENSITIVE” service for delicate cargo being transported by its Boeing 777F aircraft. This service offers an additional layer of protection to fragile cargo, such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment and medical equipment. ANA is also offering a unique “PRIO VEHICLE” service that will allow for the transportation of a variety of vehicles ranging from compact cars to SUVs.The addition of the Boeing 777F aircraft will increase ANA’s ability to provide top-of-the-line service to its customers. As the first Japanese airline to make use of the freighter, ANA is equipped to meet emerging customer needs while providing hassle-free transportation options for all cargo no matter its size or composition. As ANA’s international cargo operation grows to include North America, the carrier is committed to bringing the same level of service and convenience that has made it a leader in both Asian cargo transportation and international passenger air service.About ANAFollowing the “Inspiration of Japan” high quality of service, ANA has been awarded the respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013 from SKYTRAX. ANA is the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation seven years in a row. Additionally, ANA has been recognized by Air Transport World as “Airline of the Year” three times in the past 10 years – 2007, 2013 and 2018, becoming one of the few airlines winning this prestigious award for multiple times.ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become the largest airline in Japan, as well as one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 81 international routes and 120 domestic routes. ANA offers a unique dual hub model which enables passengers to travel to Tokyo and connect through the two airports in the metropolitan Tokyo, NARITA and HANEDA, to various destinations throughout Japan, and also offers same day connections between various North American, Asian and Chinese cities.ANA has been a member of Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint venture partnerships with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines.Besides the full service and award winner carrier ANA, the ANA Group has two LCCs as consolidated subsidiaries, Vanilla Air Inc. and Peach Aviation Limited. The ANA Group carried 53.8 million passengers in FY2017, has approximately 39,000 employees and a fleet of 260 aircraft. ANA is a proud launch customer and the biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.For more information, please refer to the following link. https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/Source = All Nippon Airwayslast_img read more

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Lessons from a Triathlete Fuel Yourself

first_imgEditor’s Note: This is the sixth article in a 10 part series on how an elite athlete applies the lessons she’s learned from Triathalon training to her role as a Fortune 100 marketing executive. Read the rest of this series here.Before I started racing Ironmans, I was an avid cyclist and participated in several charity bike rides. Thanks to the AIDSRide charity bicycle ride (330 miles over 4 days), I learned a few fundamentals of endurance events – training, pacing, and eating. One of the most notable mantras on our training rides and throughout the long distance event was:“Eat before you’re hungry. Drink before you’re thirsty.”Getting the right amount of nutrition, at the right time, is as likely to impact your performance as your training does. In fact, if you read my earlier post “Make Preparation a Habit,” you’ll see how essential food prep was to my training routine. Fueling your body before, during, and after a workout or race is essential to strong performance and recovery.You might be wondering how eating applies to work life or completing a significant step in your business, like launching a new product. Think of it more from the perspective of how you’ll fuel yourself and your team – to keep creativity at its best, focus sharp, and ideas at the forefront.In November, my team at IBM launched the next generation of our IBM Watson Data Platform and released a new website for IBM Cloud. Just like training for an Ironman, these launches required months of preparation – and some very long days around the actual launches. During our preparation, did we consume the right amount of audience research to hone in on the best messaging and tactics? Did we seek the best creative inputs? How did we keep on track during the launch? Had we planned for recovery? When and how would the team inspect our results? Would we be hungry to begin tweaking content to optimize the results?Let’s take a look at what I ate in preparation for an Ironman and on race day itself (because, I know you’re very curious). Then, let’s think about how we apply that concept of “eat before you’re hungry, drink before you’re thirsty” to business life.How I fueled myself during Ironman training:Not only is breakfast a very important meal, it is one that you should likely have twice and with protein. Before a morning workout, I usually have a small yogurt, half a banana, and some granola. Post-workout, it’s time for breakfast #2 – and protein should be king here – hard boiled eggs were my on-the-go choice or an english muffin with nut butter, along with fruit and coffee.Rice is perfect any time of the day – as race day approached, I would find myself having rice and eggs for breakfast!Stock up your desk drawers or old school file cabinets with snacks – almonds, dried apricots, granola bars, tortilla chips and hummus.For recovery after a long run, chocolate milk was a staple.Tips for fueling your work team throughout the year:Go to an industry conference together: In my role leading a global marketing team, we work closely with a few creative/media/ad agencies. We’re looking at going to a marketing conference together (Hubspot’s Inbound or a DMA event) to explore new content and vendors.Participate in a training together: At IBM, my team of marketers took part in internal programs like “e.School” and “Making the Marketer” where they learned fundamentals of engagement, wrote and edited articles, and created new content in small teams. We also sent several team members to courses at General Assembly, WeWork, Code Academy, and more.My Ironman Race Day Menu:Race morning: Yogurt with fruit and granola, a banana, and oatmeal.During the race: The bike portion of an Ironman is all about eating! It’s the longest portion of the race and 112 miles in aero position (resting on your handlebars) makes it easiest to eat.  Aid stations are every 20 miles too – full of water, gatorade, and snacks. My favorites: peanut butter sandwiches cut into quarters, peanut butter crackers, Clif shot blocks, Gu energy gel in Vanilla or espresso, and potatoes (little red roasted potatoes cut into halves or quarters), 1-2 energy bars (Love the Clif Mojo bars or Builder bars).During the run: You likely need to keep eating a little something during the marathon – and frankly, sometimes chewing is a nice distraction. The aid stations along the race course (1 every mile) typically offer pretzels, grapes, oranges, bananas, and energy gels. Even better, this is your time to use other liquids to refuel your body. The Ironman races offer coca cola and chicken broth. The sugar and caffeine in the soda is a great pick me up and the sodium in the chicken broth helps replace what you’ve lost from sweating.Immediately Post-race: Pringles, pringles, pringles…light, cripsy & SALTY. And, because, I owe it to myself.Tips to keep your team going during a product or business launch:Plan a pre-launch gathering: Take an afternoon off. Go out for a team lunch. Taking a short break (ideally with food) will re-energize the team.Feed the team and make it a habit: Office rituals like “Bagel Tuesdays” or “Pizza Fridays” encourage team members to take a break, chat with others – and that’s a great way to fuel new ideas or find solutions for problems. It’s also important to know when to expect these breaks – similar to an Ironman where the aid stations are every 20 miles on the bike and every mile on the run – it’s good to know when to expect a break/snack.Communicate regularly: A weekly or daily email or slack message that outlines what’s been accomplished and gives recognition to individual team members is a great way to keep people engaged.On a personal note, I think it’s important to think of small ways to fuel yourself at work too. You can opt to eat lunch outside the office as much as possible, make a lunch or coffee plan with a friend/mentor/outside peer on a monthly basis, go to an industry meet-up once a month, or even check out an art opening on occasion.Whether you’re trying to feed creativity or efficiency, taking a break to ingest new content and actual sustenance is likely to improve your performance and help you reach your goals.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

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