Airbus has secured a significant order from EVA Air of Taiwan. The airline has confirmed its purchase of 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo aircraft from Airbus, favoring the A350-1000 passenger benefits for long-haul trips and the A321neo’s efficiency for regional routes.
Clay Sun, President of EVA Air said: “We have selected the Airbus aircraft following a thorough evaluation of the various models in each market segment. In both size categories we have selected the most modern and fuel efficient types, that offer the highest levels of passenger comfort. The aircraft also bring significant reductions in carbon emissions, which is in line with our company’s sustainability goals. For long-range operations the A350-1000 sets new standards in its class and will allow us to offer our passengers the best possible in-flight experience.”
Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, said: “This order marks a new phase in our relationship with EVA Air and we thank the airline for its confidence in Airbus. In the long range market, it’s another major endorsement for the A350-1000 as the natural replacement for previous generation aircraft in the larger widebody size category. The A350 is setting new standards across the board in terms of range, payload, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort, while making an immediate contribution to reduced carbon emissions.”
“We also thank EVA for reaffirming its commitment to the latest generation Airbus single aisle family with its first direct purchase of the A321neo and we look forward to working closely with the airline as it prepares for its new Airbus fleet.”
About the EVA Air Airbus A350-1000
As a leading aircraft in the industry for long-range travel, the A350 comes in two sizes: the A350-900, which typically seats up to 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration, and the larger A350-1000, which seats up to 410 passengers.
Equipped with the latest generation Rolls-Royce engines, this aircraft has a non-stop flying range of up to 9,700 nautical miles or 18,000 kilometers, while using 25% less fuel than previous models and significantly reducing carbon emissions. Not only does the A350 provide exceptional fuel efficiency, but it also offers passengers the highest levels of in-flight comfort. With the quietest cabin, new lighting systems, and the latest in-flight connectivity, passengers can enjoy a superior travel experience. Additionally, the reduced cabin pressure ensures that passengers arrive feeling refreshed.
The A350 Family has received over 1,000 firm orders from 60 customers worldwide, and it currently serves 39 operators with more than 570 aircraft, primarily utilized on long-haul routes.
About the A321neo
The A321neo belongs to the A320neo Family and utilizes cutting-edge technologies such as new-generation engines, Sharklets, and cabin efficiency enablers. These innovations result in a remarkable 20% reduction in fuel consumption. Since its introduction in 2016, the A321neo has garnered an impressive 5,600+ orders from over 100 customers, securing a significant 65% market share.