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EVA Air introduces its first Boeing 777F freighter

EVA Air took delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter, registration B-16781, at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. The carrier flew its newest freighter from Paine Field to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), departing shortly after delivery and arriving on Thursday, November 9, 2017 (Taipei Time). The airport welcomed Taiwan’s first Boeing 777 freighter with a water cannon ceremony provided with two fire trucks.

EVA plans to put its new Boeing 777 freighter in service on routes between Asia and North America in late November. The airline’s freighter destinations in Asia include Shanghai Pudong, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Osaka, Singapore, Bangkok, Penang and Hanoi. Its air cargo gateways in North America are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta. EVA now provides airfreight services on 62 routes, including five dedicated cargo gateways, with 35 weekly freighter flights. Shippers and freight forwarders can reserve space at http://www.brcargo.com and track shipments from their smart phones with the EVA Cargo App.

The highly efficient Boeing 777 freighter is the world’s largest twin-engine air cargo carrier. The Boeing Company designed it to replace both the 747-400 and MD11 freighters. Based on the Boeing 777-200LR, the 777 freighter has the range to fly 5,000 nautical miles fully loaded with a maximum capacity of 102 tons. EVA can use it to fly airfreight from Taiwan to any destination in North America with one technical stop in Anchorage, Alaska.

Energy-efficient and environment-friendly, Boeing 777 freighter is expected to effectively reduce carbon emissions compared to the 747-400 freighter. EVA is equipping its Boeing 777 freighters with GE90-115B Turbofan Engines, the same as those used to power its 34 Boeing 777-300ER passenger planes. By using the same engine, EVA will not only reduce maintenance costs but also promote maintenance management efficiencies for its turbofan engines.

Both the 777 and 747-400 freighters accommodate the same-sized pallets and containers, providing the advantages of resource sharing and smoothing the cargo-loading process during EVA’s transition to the newer aircraft. The addition of 777F to the fleet also gives flight crews the flexibility to fly both passenger and cargo models after they have completed EVA’s demanding pilot-training program.

EVA ordered five 777 freighters from the Boeing Company in July 2015 and will take delivery of the additional four by September 2019. As it adds the new freighters, it will successively retire its five remaining 747-400 freighters by the end of 2019. EVA is now operating a fleet of 79 aircraft, including the new freighter.

Photo: EVA Air.

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EVA Air to retire its last passenger Boeing 747-400

EVA Air Boeing 747-45E B-16411 (msn 29111) TPE (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 938933.

EVA Air (Taipei) has confirmed it will operate its last Boeing 747-400 revenue passenger flight this month (the carrier will continue to operate all-cargo freighter flights with the type).

Subject to any last minute changes, the last flight is scheduled to be flight BR 892 on August 21, 2017 between Hong Kong (HKG) and Taipei (Taoyuan) (TPE). The Jumbo flight is scheduled to arrive at 1130 (11:30 am) local time.

The carrier’s first two all-passenger Boeing 747-400s were delivered in November 1992.

EVA Air utilized the new aircraft to launch its Taipei-Los Angeles route and introduce its four classes of cabin service, including the debut of its Evergreen Deluxe Class in Economy and Super Business.

The last Boeing 747-400 is the pictured B-16411 which will operate the last flight.

Copyright Photo: EVA Air Boeing 747-45E B-16411 (msn 29111) TPE (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 938933.

EVA Air introduces its new “Bad-Badtz-Maru” Sanrio-family logo jet

EVA Air's 2017 "Bad Badtz-Maru" Sanrio-family logo jet

EVA Air (Taipei) made this announcement:

EVA Air is introducing more characters and creating a new edition of its popular Sanrio-family aircraft. Best known for Hello Kitty jets, EVA launched a “Travel Fun” Jet on Saturday, March 4, 2017, starring the naughtily charming Sanrio character, Bad Badtz-Maru. The airline is flying the latest in its collection of specially painted planes on Taipei-Fukuoka and Taipei-Seoul routes. The aircraft is the world’s first with Bad Badtz-Maru livery to be scheduled for international service.

Above Photo: EVA Air.

EVA’s Badtz-Maru Travel Fun Jet is an Airbus A330-300 configured for 309 passengers, 30 in Business Class and 279 in Economy. To start, flight BR106 departs Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 8:10 (8:10 am) and arrives at Fukuoka Airport at 11:15 (11:15 am). Return flight BR105 leaves Fukuoka at 12:15 (12:15 pm) and gets back to Taipei at 13:50 (1:50 pm). EVA then operates the aircraft as BR160, taking off from Taoyuan International Airport at 15:15 (3:15 pm) and arriving at Seoul’s Incheon Airport at 18:45 (6:45 pm). Return flight BR159 leaves Incheon at 19:45 (7:45 pm) and arrives back in Taipei at 21:40 (9:40 pm).

Bad Badtz-Maru is one of the Sanrio family’s most popular characters. Different from Hello Kitty’s sweet image, Badtz-Maru is naughty in a charming kind of way. The new livery captures Bad Badtz-Maru in action, wearing his backpack and sprinting to the nose of the plane, ahead of his best friends. With hats, a camera, snacks and other holiday necessities, Bad Badtz-Maru and friends are ready for a relaxing, laughter-filled vacation aboard EVA.

Above Photo: EVA Air.

Building on affiliate UNI Air’s domestic success with its launch of the world’s first Bad Badtz-Maru aircraft last year and complementing its new Sanrio-family livery, EVA has designed more than 30 inflight service items and cabin amenities, including Bad Badtz-Maru pillows, slippers, headrest covers, playing cards, meal boxes, post cards, safety cards and disposable hand towels. All items are part of the airline’s dedicated program to make the flying experience fun for passengers.

EVA and its Sanrio family jets have been popular among passengers all over the world since it launched its first generation of Hello Kitty Jets in 2005. In 2016, the Daily Mail recognized EVA’s specially painted aircraft among the world’s best liveries and Global Traveler Magazine awarded the carrier a special “Leisure Lifestyle Award for Outstanding Customized Service,” recognizing it for “going beyond what is expected” and “doing something extraordinary.” To keep giving passengers fresh experiences and making flying fun, EVA is renewing its series of specially themed aircraft and developing new liveries during the first half of this year.

Top Copyright Photo: EVA Air Airbus A330-302 B-16331 (msn 1254) (Bad Badtz-Maru) TPE (Manuel Negrerie). Image: 937197.

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SKYTRAX awards EVA Air a 5-Star rating

SKYTRAX awards EVA Air a 5-Star rating

SKYTRAX, an international air transport standards and quality rating organization, awarded EVA Air its prestigious 5-Star Airline ranking during a ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan on June 15, 2016. The 5-Star ranking is SKYTRAX’s highest global airline quality rating and the result of direct and professional analysis of as many as 800 different areas of EVA’s product and service delivery.

SKYTRAX initiated a thorough evaluation of EVA in May 2015. The airline rating organization sent auditors to fly the airline and analyze airport and onboard products in addition to frontline staff service on the ground and in the air. These auditors flew multiple EVA flights from different gateways and sampled all of the carrier’s cabin classes during the year-long process of certifying the 5-Star Airline Rating.

SKYTRAX began rating EVA in 2008, awarding it four stars from the start and recognizing the airline’s high product standards and staff services across different cabin classes inflight and at the airline’s home-base airport, Taoyuan International Airport just outside of Taipei, Taiwan. EVA was among only 37 carriers worldwide to hold the SKYTRAX 4-Star Airline Rating in 2015.

SKYTRAX ranks airlines in five categories, from 1-star through the top 5-star designation. Its evaluations are recognized as a global benchmark for airline quality. SKYTRAX also ranked EVA as one of the “World’s Top-10 Best Airlines” and the number one airline for “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness” for 2015, based on its annual quality satisfaction survey of travelers worldwide.

EVA joins an elite group of carriers consistently recognized as the best of the best. The other seven 5-star airlines are All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

Copyright Photo: EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16726 (msn 44552) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 931610.

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EVA Air to lease four Boeing 787-9s and two 787-10s from ALC

EVA Air 787-10 (01)(Flt)(Boeing)(LRW)

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (Los Angeles) has announced long term lease agreements with EVA Air (Taipei) for four new Boeing 787-9s and two new Boeing 787-10s. These aircraft are from ALC’s Dreamliner order book with Boeing and will deliver from mid-2018 through early 2020. These placements will bring the number of new Boeing widebody aircraft that EVA Air will lease from ALC to ten, including four Boeing 777-300 ERs already contracted.

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Image: Boeing.

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Boeing and EVA Air finalize an order for up to 24 787 Dreamliners and two 777-300 ERs

EVA Air 787-10 signing ceremony (Boeing)(LRW)

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and EVA Airways (EVA Air) (Taipei) today finalized a historic order for up to 24 787 Dreamliners (18 787-10s and 6 787-9s) and two 777-300 ER (Extended Range) jetliners (below). The order, valued at more than $8 billion at current list prices, marks the largest single commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan aviation.

Top Photo: Boeing. EVA President Austin Cheng and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner show off a model of the 787-10 in the new livery just announced.

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EVA Airways becomes the newest Dreamliner customer and will join the 787-10 launch customer team as one of the first airlines in the world to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.

Below Copyright Photos: Manuel Negrerie/AirlinersGallery.com.

EVA Air 787-10 signing ceremony (MNG)(LRW)

EVA Air 787-10 signing ceremony with FAs (MNG)(LRW)

EVA Airways continues to modernize its long-haul fleet to replace aging aircraft and plans to grow its fleet to more than 100 units by 2020. These new 787-10 Dreamliners will allow the airline to expand into new markets. They will be deployed on medium-range and long-haul flights and will be operated in tandem with the 777-300 ERs to form the backbone of EVA Airways’ fleet.

EVA Airways currently operates more than 40 Boeing airplanes and with today’s order, the airline’s backlog will increase to 37 airplanes, which includes fourteen 777-300ERs, five 777 Freighters and eighteen 787-10s.

EVA Airways’ 777-300 ER fleet continues to grow and the carrier is the world’s eighth largest 777-300 ER operator in the world and fourth largest in Asia.

The 787-10 will be the third and longest member of the super-efficient 787 family. With its greater passenger and cargo capacity, robust range and passenger-pleasing features, the 787-10 will complement EVA’s Boeing widebody fleet while setting a new benchmark for fuel efficiency and operating economics.

The 787-10 will be 25 percent better in fuel and emissions than the airplanes it replaces and more than 10 percent better than anything offered by the competition for the future.

EVA Air aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Bottom Copyright Photo: Royal S. King/AirlinersGallery.com. Brand-new Boeing 777-35E ER B-16725 (msn 44554) displays the new 2015 livery for the expanding carrier.

The new 2015 livery for EVA Air

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Boeing, EVA Air celebrate a 777-300 ER delivery with a brand new livery

 

EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER photographed on October 31, 2015 from Clay Lacy Astrovision Learjet.

EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER photographed on October 31, 2015 from Clay Lacy Astrovision Learjet.

Boeing (Chicago, Seattle and Charleston) and EVA Air (Taipei) yesterday (November 15) celebrated the unveiling of the airline’s new livery during a delivery ceremony for the carrier’s 22nd 777-300 ER (Extended Range).

“Today, we unveiled a new livery design to herald our continuing commitment to service innovation,” said EVA Chairman K.W. Chang. “EVA was a launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2005 and the aircraft has become the backbone of our long-haul fleet. By the end of 2017, we will be operating more than 30 Boeing 777-300ERs. These new generation Boeing 777-300ERs have significantly upgraded our in-flight service and cabin environment.”

EVA’s new corporate identity retains its original compass design, borrowed from the logo of its parent company, Evergreen Group, which symbolizes the airline’s seamless network and services. In the livery, the simplified tail design establishes the compass as the focal point for the EVA Air brand and represents the carrier’s commitment to quality service and flight safety.

EVA Air currently operates more than 36 Boeing airplanes, including 21 777-300 ERs. The airline plans to introduce seven more 777-300 ERs to its fleet by the end of 2016 and deploy them on North American routes.

The 777-300 ER is one of the most fuel and cost-efficient airplanes in its class as well as the most reliable twin-aisle aircraft in the world. It also has the highest cargo capability of any passenger airplane in service. The 777-300 ER will receive further improvements in 2016 designed to reduce fuel use by 2 percent.

Photo: Boeing. Boeing 777-300 ER photographed on October 31, 2015 from Clay Lacy Astrovision Learjet.