Air Lease Corporation has announced long-term lease agreements with China Airlines (Taiwan) for six new Airbus A321neo aircraft.
The aircraft will deliver to the airline beginning in 2021 through 2022 from ALC’s order book with Airbus.
China Airlines has finalized its agreement with Boeing to order six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. The carrier, which currently operates one of the world’s largest 747 Freighter fleets, plans to transition to the largest and longest range twin-engine freighters in the industry as it launches operations from Taipei to North America, a key market that provides higher yields for the carrier.
China Airlines, which marks its 60th anniversary this year, currently operates 51 Boeing airplanes, including 10 777-300ERs (Extended Range), 19 Next-Generation 737s, four 747-400s and 18 747 Freighters.
China Airlines (CAL) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft and will acquire another 14 aircraft of the type on lease. CAL has selected the A321neo to meet future requirements in the single aisle category.
These 25 aircraft will join the Airbus fleet at the airline currently comprising 23 A330s and 14 A350 XWBs.
Boeing and China Airlines today announced the airline’s intent to order up to six 777 Freighters to modernize its cargo fleet. China Airlines plans to transition to the world’s largest and longest range twin-engine freighter as it launches operations from Taipei to North America and Europe – two key markets that provide higher yields for the carrier.
The order will be reflected on Boeing’s Orders and Deliveries website once it is finalized.
The 777 Freighter is capable of flying 4,970 nautical miles (9,200 km) with a maximum payload of 102,010 kg (224,900 lbs). The airplane will allow China Airlines to make fewer stops and reduce associated landing fees on these long-haul routes, resulting in the lowest trip cost of any large freighter and superior ton-mile economics. In addition, the 777 Freighter features market-leading capacity for a twin-engine freighter, accommodating 27 standard pallets, measuring 96 inches by 125 inches (2.5 m x 3 m) on the main deck. This allows for lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.
China Airlines operates 51 Boeing airplanes. The addition of 777 Freighters will enable the carrier to streamline maintenance and parts for its 777 fleet. The carrier uses a number of Boeing Global Services solutions to support their operations, including Boeing’s Airplane Health Maintenance and Maintenance Performance Toolbox on all of their 777, 747-400 and Next-Generation 737 aircraft. These data-driven platforms track real-time airplane information, providing maintenance data and decision support tools that allow technicians to quickly and correctly resolve issues. On the ground and in the air, China Airlines’ entire fleet uses Jeppesen’s FliteDeck Pro and access to digital navigation charts to optimize performance and enhance situational awareness.
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China Airlines is celebrating its 60th Anniversary. The airline is adding is adding a new 60th Anniversary logo, as seen on the pictured B-18917.
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China Airlines has issued this statement:
Due to Pilot Union Strike, the latest flight information from February 8 to February 11, 2019 are as below.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
• Flights to/from RMQ(Taichung) :
Will not be affected.
|Date / Status
|CI711/712 KHH – MNL v.v.
CI933/934 KHH – HKG v.v.
CI915/916 TPE – HKG v.v.
CI023/024 TPE – ONT v.v.
CI192 TNN – KIX
CI106 TPE – NRT
CI112 TPE – HIJ
CI177 KIX – KHH
CI921 TPE – HKG
CI837 TPE – BKK
|CI922 HKG – TPE
CI113 HIJ – TPE
CI838 BKK – TPE
|CI933/934 KHH – HKG v.v.
CI861/862 TPE – PNH v.v.
CI935/936 KHH – HKG v.v.
CI2581 KHH – PVG
CI012 TPE – JFK
CI032 TPE – YVR
CI601/602 TPE – HKG v.v.
CI751 SIN – SUB
CI176/177 KHH – KIX v.v.
|CI120/121 TPE – OKA v.v.
CI503/504 TPE – PVG v.v.
CI521/522 TPE – CAN v.v.
|CI011 JFK – TPE
CI031 YVR – TPE
CI752 SUB – SIN
|CI053 TPE – BNE(02-11) – AKL
CI055/052 TPE – SYD v.v.
CI188/189 TPE – PUS v.v.
CI861/862 TPE – PNH v.v.
CI919/920 TPE – HKG v.v.
CI927/928 TPE – HKG v.v.
CI711/712 KHH – MNL v.v.
|CI935/936 KHH – HKG v.v.|
|CI054 AKL – BNE – TPE|
Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) has taken delivery of its newest A350-900 aircraft, which features a unique joint livery that combines the airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.
Following this delivery, China Airlines today has 14 A350-900 aircraft in its fleet. The airline operates these aircraft on nonstop long haul routes, including services from Taipei to Europe and North America as well on selected routes in the Asia-Pacific region.
Since entry into service in 2015, the A350 XWB has established itself as the new long range leader in the larger twin aisle category. Over 200 aircraft are already in service with 22 airlines, flying primarily on long haul routes.
At the end of September 2018, Airbus had recorded a total of 890 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 46 customers worldwide, already making it one of the most successful widebody aircraft programmes ever.
Innovations introduced with the A350 XWB Family include the latest aerodynamic design, carbon fibre fuselage and wings, plus new fuel-efficient Rolls-Royce engines. Together, these features translate into unrivalled levels of operational efficiency, with a 25 per cent reduction in fuel consumption compared with older generation aircraft of the same size, as well as significantly lower maintenance costs.
China Airlines and the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA) announced schedule changes for flights between Ontario and Taiwan beginning next week, a move that will enable passengers to reach more connecting flights to destinations across Asia.
Effective Monday, September 17, 2018 China Airlines flight CI23 will depart Ontario International Airport (ONT) at 11:50 p.m. and arrive at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 5:00 a.m. local time two days later. The return flight, CI24, will depart TPE at 6:00 p.m. local time, arriving ONT at 3:10 p.m.
While scheduled departure and arrivals may be adjusted in the future, officials stressed that early morning arrivals to TPE will enable passengers to make connections to South East Asia, Japan, Korea and China more conveniently.
China Airlines began roundtrip service between ONT and TPE in March arriving daily into Ontario at 1:20 p.m. pacific time with a return flight to TPE departing at 4:15 p.m., arriving TPE at 8:55 p.m. the next day. The China Airlines service was Ontario’s first nonstop, transoceanic passenger service.
China Airlines is expected to introduce its new Airbus A350-900 on the route.
Top Copyright Photo: China Airlines Boeing 777-309 ER B-18007 (msn 43982) (Boeing special colors) ONT (Michael B. Ing). Image: 941349.
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