Eva Airways Intents to Purchase up to 26 Widebody Aircraft
Thursday, 15 October 2015
The Taiwan based operator will join the Boeing 787-10 launch customer team
SEATTLE - Boeing [NYSE:BA] today announced EVA Airways' intent to purchase up to 24 Boeing 787-10 Dreamliners and two additional Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft. valued at more than $8 billion of the current list prices.
Once the deal is finalized, it will be posted on the Boeing orders and deliveries website.
Ray Conner, president and chief executive officer said: "We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing's newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes
"EVA Airways has been a valued Boeing customer over the past few decades and we are honored that they continue to introduce new Boeing widebody airplanes into their growing world-class fleet."
The airline currently operates more than 37 Boeing aircraft in its fleet, including 21 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft is the backbone of EVA Airways' growing fleet and the carrier is the world's 8th largest Boeing 777-300ER operator and 4th largest in Asia.
With EVA Airways intent to purchase two additional Boeing 777-300ERs as part of this deal, the carrier will have unfilled orders for 15 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and five Boeing 777 freighters, as well as 24 Boeing 787-10 aircraft, both direct purchased and leased.
The Boeing 787-10 aircraft will be the third and longest member of the Boeing 787 aircraft family, and with a larger passenger and cargo capacity.