EVA Airways has ordered 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and an additional two Boeing 777-300 Extended Ranges in a deal worth $8 billion.
EVA now has 15 777-300ERs on order, 24 787-10s and five Boeing 777 Freighters, which were ordered at the Paris Air Show in June and finalised in July, in a deal worth $1.5 billion. Boeing says the 787-10’s fuel consumption and emissions are 25 per cent better than aircraft it replaces.
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive officer, Ray Conner says: “We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing’s newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliners launch customer group. EVA Airways has been a valued Boeing customer over the past decades and we are honoured that they continue to introduce new Boeing widebody airplanes into their growing world-class fleet.”
The Taiwanese carrier has 37 Boeing aircraft in its fleet, including 21 777-300ERs.
Boeing says the new aircraft will help EVA modernise its long-haul fleet and replace older models. The manufacturer says the aircraft will allow EVA to expand particularly in Southeast Asia, Oceania and North America.
Boeing has 447 net aircraft orders, of which 319 are 737s, 48 are 767s, 54 are 777s and 26 are 787s.