Taipei-based EVA Air has finalized an order for five Boeing 777 freighters, in an order valued at more than $1.5 billion at list prices. The commitment was first announced at the Paris Air Show.
These are the first 777Fs to join EVA Air’s fleet, and the first to be delivered to a Taiwanese airline.
The aircraft, which will be powered by GE90-115B engines, is scheduled for delivery to begin in 2017.
According to GE Aviation, the$750 million engine order includes a 12-year OnPoint solution agreement for MRO.
The Taiwanese airline plans to use the new freighters to bolster its fleet on transpacific and Asian routes in an effort to meet growing demand in the air cargo market.
According to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast, global air freight traffic is forecast to grow at an annual rate of 4.7%, doubling the cargo traffic over the next 20 years.
(Linda Blachly - ATWOnline News)