Taiwan based EVA Air has placed a substantial order with European airframes Airbus for a mixture of wide-body and single-aisle airliners.
The firm order for 18 A350-1000 wide-body airliners and 15 single-aisle A321neo airliners is the first major order of 2024 for Airbus.
EVA Air planes to use the A350 to develop its long-haul network improving efficiency and reducing fuel costs while the A321neos will be used on its regional network.
Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, said: “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’s another major 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 in terms of 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.” he added.
The order also helps boost the UK economy with the wings for both types being produced in North Wales and the Engines for the A350 produced in Derby, England.