Eva Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-10
21 June 2019
Eva Air today celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10, marking the first of 20 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9s.
“The 787 has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the aircraft’s unrivalled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia,” said Steve Lin, chairman of EVA Air. “The 787-10 offers around 15 percent more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing 787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific. As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new airplanes will be key to our long-term success.”
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air’s 787-10 is the largest member of the 787 family. At 224 feet long (68 metres), Eva Air’s 787-10 can serve 342 passengers in a two-class configuration, which is 38 more seats than the airline’s 787-9.
“Eva Air is an award-winning carrier and has formed a dynamic long-haul fleet. With their 777-300ERs, 787-9s and now the 787-10, the airline will have an incredible wide-body family to serve its passengers and grow its international network for many years to come,” said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company. “We are extremely honoured that Eva is building their future around the 787 family and I am confident that the passenger-pleasing capabilities of the aircraft will contribute immensely to the airline’s reputation as a five star airline.”
The 787 is currently in service with some of the world’s leading airlines and has garnered orders and commitments of up to 50 aircraft thus far in 2019.
A member of Star Alliance, Eva Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights. Onboard the airline’s new 787, passengers can experience the airline’s new Royal Laurel class seats designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company. At 23 inches wide, the new seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. Eva Air also partnered with Teague, to redesign its economy class seats, which are produced by Recaro.