In the last few hours, EVA Air has revealed an order for 18 Airbus A350-1000s and 15 A321neos, in a substantial change of approach to it’s product offering.
The deal, valued at $10.1bn, represents a part modernisation and expansion to the carrier’s current fleet.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
EVA Air Orders 18 Airbus A350-1000s, 15 A321neos…
On social media, Airbus said the following on the order from EVA Air for 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neos:
“So excited that EVA Air has chosen the A350-1000, our #LongRangeLeader, to modernise its long-haul fleet.”
“Adding to this news, the airline has also announced that it will order the #A321neo for its regional routes!”
This deal does appear to be a choice surrounding fleet renewal of it’s older Airbus aircraft in the fleet.
Some are stating that this represents a flip from Airbus to Boeing, but based on their current, this may not exactly be the case.
The carrier has a fleet of 42 Boeing 777s and 13 787 Dreamliners. The 777s have an average age of 9.4 years, with their 787s having an average age of 3.5 years.
So, those aircraft aren’t ready for replacement as of yet, but either way, a significant win for Airbus for selling more A350-1000s and A321neos on top of what is already a substantial backlog.
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