EVA Air has placed orders for 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft as it seeks to renew its long-haul fleet.

The $10.1 billion agreement, which also includes commitments for 15 A321neos, was revealed in a stock exchange filing by the Taiwanese airline.

Earlier this year, EVA Air ordered five more Boeing 787-9s following approval by its board of directors.

Those deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2027. Starting in mid-2024, EVA will update and reconfigure its 787-9s to add its Premium Economy Class to the Royal Laurel and Economy options now available on the aircraft.

Inclusion of this latest 787 order will increase the number of B787s in EVA’s fleet to a total of 26, 13 B787-9s and 13 B787-10s.

EVA Air order

“We will put our new Boeing 787-9s to work on long-haul routes to Europe and North America. The introduction of Premium Economy on these aircraft will meet growing operational needs and make our flights even more attractive to passengers,” said EVA President Clay Sun.

“We will continue to offer two cabin choices on our Boeing 787-10s and use them for flights within Asia and to Oceania.”

Boeing designed its 787 Dreamliners with lighter composite construction, using materials such as carbon fibre.

By choosing to use advanced GEnx engines, EVA is also shrinking fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, compared to the power systems used on traditional wide-body aircraft. These high fuel efficiencies combined with range capabilities equip EVA to further enhance operational performances and passenger services.
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