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Boeing, Air Lease Corp, EVA Air fete Taiwan's biggest civil jet order

BOEING, Air Lease Corp and EVA Air have announced the delivery of the airline?s first 787-9 Dreamliner, via a lease from ALC, at Boeing?s South Carolina Delivery Centre, marking the start of the largest civil aircraft purchase in Taiwan?s history

Boeing, Air Lease Corp, EVA Air fete Taiwan's biggest civil jet order
05 October 2018 - 19:00

BOEING, Air Lease Corp and EVA Air have announced the delivery of the airline?s first 787-9 Dreamliner, via a lease from ALC, at Boeing?s South Carolina Delivery Centre, marking the start of the largest civil aircraft purchase in Taiwan?s history.

EVA Air plans to debut the long-range aircraft in November on international routes, reports the American Journal of Transportation.



Said EVA Air chairman Steve Lin: 'We are excited to introduce the 787 into our fleet as it will play an integral role in our success going forward.'



Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines from General Electric (GE) Aviation, the 787 Dreamliner lowers operating costs 20 per cent compared to previous aircraft, and nearly 10 per cent compared to today's competing jets, said the press release.



Today's delivery marks the first of 24 Dreamliners for the Taipei-based airline. In 2015, EVA Air announced a landmark order for eighteen 787-10s along with plans to operate four 787-9s and two 787-10s on a lease from ALC.



Said ALC chairman Steven Udvar-Hazy: 'ALC is pleased to deliver this historic first Boeing 787-9 to EVA Air and further our strong relationship with a world-class airline.'



Said Boeing Commercial Airplanes chief Kevin McAllister: 'We are extremely honoured that EVA will be introducing the new 787 Dreamliner to their world-class fleet. This milestone delivery signals yet another chapter in our enduring partnership with EVA. I am confident that the market-leading capabilities of the 787 will contribute immensely to the airline's long-term success.'

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