Release date: 31 October 2011
Japan's largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has specified Air BP’s industry-leading turbine lubricants for the engines and auxiliary power units on its brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. ANA is the world’s first commercial customer for Boeing’s innovative new aircraft, having taken delivery in September 2011 of the first of 55 planes ordered.
“The 787 Dreamliner is a major step forward and promises to deliver significant performance improvements particularly in the area of fuel efficiency through airframe design and engines utilising advanced technology. BP Turbo Oils are an excellent match for this advanced aircraft and have enabled the designers to maximise the performance of critical components,” said Dr. Andrew Markson, Technology Manager, Air BP Lubricants.
BP Turbo Oils (BPTOs) were used by Boeing for the initial 787 Dreamliner flight as well as certification testing and have subsequently been approved for commercial use adding to the oils’ long list of approvals from major airframe and engine manufacturers.
ANA has chosen BPTO 2197 for its 787’s Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. BPTO 2197 was the first oil approved as a High Performance Capable oil to the SAE AS5780 specification and is used by some of the world’s leading airlines in the most demanding applications.
ANA has also chosen BPTO 2389 for the Hamilton Sundstrand APS5000 Auxiliary Power Units (APU). The APU provides power to aircraft while they are on the ground and provides back-up power while in-flight throughout the full range of the 787 operating envelope up to 43,000 feet. BPTO 2389 is the only oil with extensive APU experience that meets the MIL-PRF-7808 requirement called for by Hamilton Sundstrand’s APS5000 APU.
“Air BP Lubricants would like to congratulate ANA on being the first airline to fly this revolutionary aircraft. Air BP looks forward to continuing our long relationship with ANA as they reach new levels of service and efficiency with this game-changing aircraft,” said Rodger Harris, Global Sales Director for Air BP Lubricants.