30 NOVEMBER 2015
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Taiwanese full-service carrier EVA Airways has agreed an order worth more than US$8bn at list prices for Boeing wide-body aircraft.
The airline signed agreements for up to 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners and two additional Boeing 777-300ERs in Taipei last Tuesday.
All the new aircraft will be powered by General Electric’s latest GEnx engine, which the company says gives up to a 20% reduction in fuel burn and CO2 emissions compared with older aircraft models.
EVA president Austin Cheng said the airline will use the new aircraft to support growth plans in coming years, deploying the fleet on medium- and long-haul routes to South East Asia, Oceania and North America.
EVA also has its eyes on the increasingly-important trans-Pacific market by using its Taipei hub to connect Asian and US cities.
Cheng noted that EVA has participated in development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer in 2005.
“We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort,” he added. “The new Boeing 787-10 high fuel efficiency and long-range flying capabilities meets these requirements and our operational needs and will support our growth well into the future.” www.evaair.com
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