February 22, 2024
Aviation Business

Taiwan’s EVA Air orders 33 new Airbus aircraft

Order includes 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neos

EVA Air has become the latest global airline to select the Airbus A350-1000 aircraft for its future long-haul requirements following its new order to purchase 18 A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo from Airbus.

EVA Air is one of the two largest airlines in Taiwan.

Clay Sun, President of EVA Air, said: “We have selected the Airbus aircraft following a thorough evaluation of the various models in each market segment. In both size categories, we have chosen the most modern and fuel-efficient types, which offer the highest levels of passenger comfort.

“The aircraft also brings significant reductions in carbon emissions, which aligns with our company’s sustainability goals. For long-range operations, the A350-1000 sets new standards in its class and will allow us to offer our passengers the best possible in-flight experience.”

Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, added: “This order marks a new phase in our relationship with EVA Air, and we thank the airline for its confidence in Airbus. In the long-range market, it is another significant endorsement for the A350-1000 as the natural replacement for previous-generation aircraft in the larger widebody size category.

“The A350 is setting new standards across the board regarding range, payload, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort while making an immediate contribution to reduced carbon emissions.

“We also thank EVA for reaffirming its commitment to the latest generation Airbus single-aisle family with its first direct purchase of the A321neo, and we look forward to working closely with the airline as it prepares for its new Airbus fleet.”

Two sizes

The A350 is available in two sizes, with the A350-900 typically seating up to 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and the larger A350-1000 seating up to 410 passengers. 

Powered by versions of the latest generation Rolls-Royce engines, the A350 aircraft can fly up to 9,700 nautical miles/18,000km non-stop, using 25% less fuel than previous generation types and with a similar reduction in carbon emissions. For passengers, the A350 offers the highest levels of in-flight comfort with the quietest cabin, new lighting systems and the latest in-flight connectivity. The reduced cabin pressure also ensures that passengers arrive in better shape.

The Airbus A350 has won over 1,000 firm orders from 60 customers worldwide, with more than 570 aircraft. y in the fleets of 39 operators, flying primarily on long-haul routes.

The A321neo is part of the A320neo family, incorporating the latest technologies, including new generation engines, Sharklet and cabin efficiency enablers, which deliver 20% fuel savings.

Featured image: EVA Air has selected the most modern and fuel-efficient types of passenger aircraft. Image: Airbus

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