Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan’s largest ever commercial airplane purchase

Courtesy: Boeing.

Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing and EVA Airways today finalized a historic order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners. The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

“EVA participated in development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer in 2005,” said EVA President Austin Cheng. “From that first delivery through today, we operate 22 of these high-performance long-haul aircraft. We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort. The new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner’s high fuel efficiency and long-range flying capabilities meets these requirements and our operational needs. These planes will support our growth well into the future.”

EVA Airways becomes the newest Dreamliner customer and will join the 787-10 launch customer team as one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.

“We are honored to welcome EVA Airways as Boeing’s newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “For many years, EVA Air has been pushing the boundaries of aviation. Ten years ago, EVA was a launch customer for the 777-300ER. With today’s order, Boeing is proud to continue playing an integral role in revolutionizing Taiwan’s aviation history as EVA becomes one of the first customers around the world to operate the 787-10.”

EVA Airways continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and plans to grow its fleet to more than 100 units by 2020. These new 787-10 Dreamliners will allow the airline to expand into new markets. They will be deployed on medium-range and long-haul flights and will be operated in tandem with the 777-300ERs to form the backbone of EVA Airways’ fleet.

EVA Airways currently operates more than 40 Boeing airplanes and with today’s order, the airline’s backlog will increase to 37 airplanes, which includes fourteen 777-300ERs, five 777 Freighters and eighteen 787-10s.

EVA Airways’ 777-300ER fleet continues to grow and the carrier is the world’s eighth largest 777-300ER operator in the world and fourth largest in Asia.

The 787-10 will be the third and longest member of the super-efficient 787 family. With its greater passenger and cargo capacity, robust range and passenger-pleasing features, the 787-10 will complement EVA’s Boeing widebody fleet while setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics.

The 787-10 will be 25 percent better in fuel and emissions than the airplanes it replaces and more than 10 percent better than anything offered by the competition for the future.

Source: Boeing.

Boeing, EVA Air finalize order for five 777 Freighters

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Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing and EVA Air have finalized an order for five 777 Freighters. The order, valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices, will represent the first 777 Freighters to join EVA Air’s fleet, and the first to be delivered to a Taiwanese airline.

Boeing first announced EVA Air’s intent to order the five 777 Freighters at the 2015 Paris Air Show last month.

“Airfreight is an important link in global trade,” EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang said. “We are investing in the most advanced aircraft and committing ourselves to continuing to ensure efficient, reliable service. Quality service and flight safety are our top priorities at EVA and we apply the same high standards to cargo services. We are determined to make EVA the world’s best airline for both passenger and cargo services.”

The Taiwanese airline plans to use the new freighters to bolster its fleet on trans-Pacific and Asian routes in an effort to meet growing demand in the air cargo market.

“As EVA Air continues to modernize their world-class freighter fleet, we are honored that they have selected the 777 Freighter to maintain their position as one of the largest cargo airlines,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “This order further validates the strength of the long-term partnership between EVA Air and Boeing over the last several decades.”

EVA Air currently operates more than 35 Boeing airplanes, including 20 777-300ERs. With 13 additional 777-300ERs on order – both direct purchased and leased – EVA will become one of the largest 777 operators in the world. The carrier plans to grow its operational twin-aisle fleet to more than 60 airplanes by the end of 2025.

“We are pleased to be the first airline in Taiwan to introduce Boeing 777 freighters,” EVA President Austin Cheng said in his remarks. “EVA participated in development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer. We now fly 21 Boeing 777-300ERs and have 13 more on order. We have made the right choice as our experience with this aircraft’s advanced technology and excellent performance indicates what we can expect from the Boeing 777 freighters. These freighters will be the backbone of our air cargo service for the next decade.”

The 777 Freighter is the world’s largest and longest range twin-engine freighter, capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a full payload at general cargo market densities. The airplane’s range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.

According to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast, global air freight traffic is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 4.7 percent, doubling the cargo traffic over the next 20 years.

Boeing is the undisputed air cargo market leader, providing over 90 percent of the total worldwide dedicated freighter capacity.

Source: Boeing.

EVA Air intends to order four additional A330s

Courtesy: Airbus.

Courtesy: Airbus.

EVA Air of Taiwan has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus for the purchase of four additional A330-300s. As with its existing A330 fleet, the new aircraft will be powered by CF6-80 engines by General Electric.

“We are delighted that EVA Air has renewed its confidence in the A330,” said John Leahy, Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers. “The unbeatable operating costs and superior comfort levels offered by the aircraft make it the perfect platform for EVA Air’s high quality product offering. We look forward to developing further our partnership with EVA Air to meet its requirements in both the widebody and single aisle market.”

EVA Air currently operates a fleet of 29 Airbus aircraft, including 14 A330s and 15 A321s.

The A330 is one of the most popular widebody aircraft ever and has to date won over 1,500 orders, with over 1,100 flying with some 110 operators worldwide. The A330 Family is part of the world’s most modern and comprehensive widebody product line, which also includes the larger A350 XWB and double deck A380. Together, the various family members and type variants efficiently cover all airline widebody requirements for regional, medium and long-haul operations, seating from 250 to over 500 passengers and sharing unique levels of operational commonality.

Source: Airbus.

Boeing Celebrates Double 777-300ER Delivery to EVA Air

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Courtesy: Boeing.

Boeing and EVA Air today celebrated the airline’s first double delivery as the airline received its 16th and 17th 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. Taiwan-based EVA Air will be the first airline in the world to operate 777-300ERs with Panasonic’s complete state-of-the-art eX3 in-flight entertainment system.

“Our new Boeing 777-300ERs will allow us to initiate significant changes in the flying experience we offer passengers around the world,” said EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang. “We will continue to modernize our world-class fleet with new and innovative technologies, ensuring that our passengers receive the most comfortable and memorable flying experience.”

The Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system on EVA Air’s new flagship 777-300ER features in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity and high-definition video touch screens at every seat.

The airline’s first double airplane delivery also helps mark the airline’s 25-year anniversary.

“EVA Air is a long-standing Boeing customer and we are honored to commemorate this historic double airplane delivery in celebration of our 25-year partnership,” said Ihssane Mounir, vice president of Sales, Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “It is hard to imagine reaching this day without the leadership of K.W. Chang, and his vision to transform EVA Air into one of the leading global airlines in the world.”

The Boeing 777 is the world’s most successful twin-engine, long-haul airplane. The 777-300ER is equipped with the world’s most powerful GE90-115B commercial jet engine, and can seat up to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration with a maximum range of 7,825 nautical miles (14,490 kilometers).

With this milestone double delivery, EVA Air will operate 17 777-300ERs in its fleet of 49 total Boeing airplanes. Boeing airplanes account for nearly 60 percent of its EVA Air’s entire fleet. The airline is featuring its exclusive new Royal Class business cabin on these airplanes and will use them to add more flights on existing routes in North America.

Source: Boeing.

Os cinco posts mais acessados da semana – 20/10 – 26/10

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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  1. Novidades da Lufthansa para o Rio de Janeiro em 2014
  2. Swiss planeja operação única no Rio de Janeiro em Julho de 2014
  3. Boeing e Aerolíneas Argentinas completam acordo para 20 737 Next-Generation
  4. EVA Air recebe seu primeiro Airbus A321 equipado com Sharklets
  5. Embraer exibe linha completa de jatos executivos na NBAA

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The five posts most accessed of the week 10/20 – 10/26

Lufthansa A340-600

  1. Novidades da Lufthansa para o Rio de Janeiro em 2014 (English version is not available)
  2. SWISS Plans One-Time Rio de Janeiro Service in July 2014
  3. Boeing, Aerolineas Argentinas Complete Agreement for 20 Next-Generation 737s
  4. EVA Air takes delivery of its first Airbus A321 equipped with Sharklets
  5. Embraer Displays Full Executive Jets Portfolio at NBAA

EVA Air recebe seu primeiro Airbus A321 equipado com Sharklets

“Versão em Português / The English version is after the Portuguese version.”

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A EVA Air (companhia aérea de Taiwan) recebeu seu primeiro A321 equipado com os novos sharklets em uma cerimônia na cidade de Hamburgo, Alemanha. A aeronave é a primeira de oito que serão operadas pela companhia sob um contrato de leasing com a GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services).

Os sharklets são feitos de materiais leves e avançada tecnologia, medindo 2,4 metros de altura. Instalados nas extremidades das asas, são capazes de reduzir a queima de combustível em até 4% ao diminuir a resistência aerodinâmica. Além de oferecer aos seus operadores um adicional de 450 quilos ou 100 milhas náuticas (185,2 km) no alcance da aeronave. Eles são uma opção na Família A320 e padrão em todos os membros da nova Família A320neo.

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O A321 é líder de vendas na Família A320, tendo características únicas tais como, maior espaço de cabine, assento e corredor, fora o menor custo de assento por milha (na categoria de aeronaves de apenas um corredor).

Até o momento, mais de 9,900 aeronaves da Família A320 foram encomendadas e mais de 5,800 entregues a mais de 390 clientes e operadores em todo o mundo.

Fonte: Assessoria de Imprensa da Airbus.

Créditos pelas imagens: Airbus.

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EVA Air takes delivery of its first Airbus A321 equipped with Sharklets

Carrier becomes Taiwan’s first operator of Airbus’ wing tip fuel saving devices

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EVA Air of Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A321 aircraft, on lease from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). The aircraft was handed over during a ceremony in Hamburg attended by Chang Kuo Wei, Chairman of EVA Air, and Norman Liu, President and CEO of GECAS.

This A321 is the first of eight A321s with Sharklets that will be operated by EVA Air under lease agreement from GECAS.

Sharklets are made from light-weight composites and are 2.4 meters tall. They are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft and standard on all members of the new A320neo family. They offer operators up to four percent fuel burn reduction on longer range sectors and provide the flexibility of either adding an additional 100 nautical miles range or increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms.

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The Airbus A321 is the largest member of the world’s best-selling A320 Family. As of today, over 9,900 A320 Family aircraft have been sold worldwide and almost 5,800 aircraft delivered to some 390 customers and operators.

Source: Airbus press office.

Credits to the images: Airbus.