Eva Air Takes Delivery of 2 Boeing 777-300ER Planes
Boeing announced the delivery of two new 777-300ER aircraft to Eva Air, the second largest airline in Taiwan. The carrier plans to use the new planes to operate additional flights on existing North American routes.
The twin-engine Boeing 777-300ER is capable of seating up to 386 passengers in three classes of service, and has a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers). The aircraft is equipped with the world’s most powerful GE90-115B commercial jet engine.
Eva’s new 777-300ER planes feature the airline’s new Royal Class business cabin. The aircraft are also equipped with a complete Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system, which includes in-flight Wi-Fi Internet service and seats with HD video touch screens.
Eva Air was founded in 1989, and currently serves more than 80 destinations worldwide from its hub in Taipei, Taiwan. Including the two new deliveries, the carrier now has a total of 17 Boeing 777-300ER planes and 49 total Boeing aircraft in its fleet.
The airline expects deliveries of five more 777-300ER aircraft later this year and in 2015, and also plans to purchase six more planes, bringing its total fleet of 777-300ERs to 28 by the end of 2017.
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