Eva Air Finalizes $8 Billion Boeing 777 and Dreamliner Order
Eva Airways and Boeing said they had finalized an order for as many as 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two Boeing 777-300ER planes. The order is valued at over $8 billion at current list prices.
The transaction is Taiwan’s largest single purchase of commercial airliners.
The 787-10 is the third variant of the high-tech Dreamliner aircraft. It is 224’ 1” (68.3 meters) long, seats 330 passengers in a two-class configuration, and has a range of 6,430 nautical miles (11,910 kilometers). It offers similar efficiencies as the smaller 787-8 and 787-9 models.
Eva is the eight largest operator of Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in the world. ER stands for extended range and the plane has raked and extended wingtips and a maximum range of 7,370 nautical miles (13,650 kilometers), thanks to greater fuel capacity and higher maximum takeoff weight.
Eva Air is the second largest carrier in Taiwan and was a launch customer of participated in the original development of the 777-300ER.
“We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort,” said Austin Cheng, the airline’s CEO, explaining the rationale for the order.
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