Boeing, EVA Airways finalize Taiwan commercial airplane purchase

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and EVA Airways said they have finalized an order for up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners.

The order, valued at more than USD8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

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.

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.