Eva Air places landmark Airbus bulk order

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Taiwan’s EVA Air has finalised a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft.

EVA Air has finalized a firm order with Airbus for the acquisition of 18 long-range A350-1000 and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft

This bulk acquisition positions EVA Air as the latest global carrier to embrace the advanced widebody A350-1000 for its long-haul operations.

Additionally, the A321neo is set to boost the efficiency of the airline’s regional network.

A Modern and Fuel-Efficient Fleet

President of EVA Air, Clay Sun, outlined the airline’s meticulous selection process, emphasizing the choice of Airbus aircraft after a thorough evaluation of various models in each market segment.

The airline has opted for the most modern and fuel-efficient types, prioritizing high levels of passenger comfort.

Sun stated, “For long-range operations, the A350-1000 sets new standards in its class, allowing us to offer our passengers the best possible in-flight experience.”


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EVA Air’s decision aligns with its sustainability goals, as these Airbus aircraft bring significant reductions in carbon emissions.

The commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in the choice of the A350-1000, which not only excels in performance but also contributes to a greener aviation industry.

Airbus’ Perspective on the Partnership

Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, expressed gratitude for EVA Air’s confidence in Airbus, marking a new phase in their partnership.

He highlighted the A350-1000 as a natural replacement for previous generation aircraft in the larger widebody size category, setting new standards in range, payload, fuel efficiency, and passenger comfort. This endorsement solidifies the A350’s position as a leader in the long-range market.

Saint-Exupéry also acknowledged EVA Air’s commitment to the latest generation Airbus single-aisle family, emphasizing the significance of their first direct purchase of the A321neo.

The partnership between EVA Air and Airbus is poised to flourish as the airline prepares to integrate its new Airbus fleet.

A350: Redefining Long-Range Travel

As the industry’s long-range leader, the A350 is available in two sizes, with the A350-900 typically accommodating up to 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration.

The larger A350-1000, chosen by EVA Air, offers seating for up to 410 passengers. Powered by advanced Rolls-Royce engines, the A350 can fly up to 9,700 nautical miles non-stop, utilizing 25% less fuel than its predecessors and contributing to a substantial reduction in carbon emissions.

For passengers, the A350 promises the highest levels of in-flight comfort, featuring a quiet cabin, innovative lighting systems, and state-of-the-art in-flight connectivity.

The reduced cabin pressure ensures that travelers arrive at their destination feeling refreshed.

Global Success of the A350 Family

With over 1,000 firm orders from 60 customers worldwide, the A350 Family has firmly established itself in the aviation industry. Currently, more than 570 A350 aircraft are in operation across 39 operators, primarily serving long-haul routes. This global success underscores the trust and confidence that airlines place in the A350’s capabilities.

A321neo: Refining Efficiency

The A321neo, forming part of the A320neo Family, incorporates cutting-edge technologies such as new generation engines, Sharklets, and cabin efficiency enablers, resulting in an impressive 20% fuel savings.

Since its launch in 2016, the A321neo has garnered over 5,600 orders from more than 100 customers, securing a dominating 65% share of the market.

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