On March 30, Boeing and EVA Air finalised an order for five additional 787-9 Dreamliners. These planes are ultra-efficient widebody aircraft manufactured by Boeing. EVA Air will be able to decrease its carbon emissions further and sustainably expand its fleet if it maintains its current level of investment in the 787.
According to Clay Sun, the president of EVA Air, the company will continue to leverage this aircraft’s efficiency and performance for many years. This fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft has become the cornerstone of EVA Air’s strategy for developing in a carbon-neutral manner, and the company will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The 787-9 will provide the five-star airline with increased capacity, greater range, and a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency over previous generations of jets. It is made of lightweight composite materials and propelled by cutting-edge GEnx engines. EVA Air’s 787 fleets allow for increased flexibility on long-haul flights to North America, Europe, and Asia.
According to Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, EVA Air maintains one of the world’s most efficient and sustainable widebody fleets. The fact that EVA Air has placed repeat orders for the 787 attests to the value that this family of aircraft contributes to the airline’s network. He said EVA Air is in a good position for expansion with additional Dreamliners, particularly as passenger traffic in Asia returns to the levels before the pandemic.
With its headquarters in Taipei, the airline operates a fleet of ten Boeing 787s, four 787-9s and six 787-10s. Boeing has yet to complete orders for seven 787-10 aircraft and nine 787-9 aircraft from Eva Air. EVA Air operates one of the biggest 777 fleets in the world, with over 40 passengers and freighter aircraft and one 777 Freighter on order.