EVA Air Orders 33 Airbus A350-1000 and A321neo Jets
EVA Air of Taiwan has officially confirmed its order for 18 A350-1000s and 15 A321neo aircraft from Airbus. This decision makes EVA Air the most recent international airline to choose the A350-1000 for its long-haul operations. Moreover, the addition of the A321neo will enhance the efficiency of EVA Air’s regional network.
According to EVA Air President Clay Sun, the Airbus aircraft were chosen after careful assessment of different models in each market category. The selected aircraft in both size groups are not only the most advanced and fuel efficient, but also provide exceptional passenger comfort. Moreover, these aircraft contribute significantly to reducing carbon emissions, aligning with our company’s sustainability objectives. Specifically, the A350-1000 sets new benchmarks in its class for long-range flights, guaranteeing our passengers an unparalleled in-flight experience.
This order signifies a new chapter in our partnership with EVA Air, and we express our gratitude to the airline for their trust in Airbus. In the market for long-range flights, this is a significant validation of the A350-1000 as the ideal successor to older generation aircraft in the larger widebody category. The A350 is revolutionizing the industry with its exceptional range, payload capacity, fuel efficiency, and passenger comfort, all while making a direct impact on reducing carbon emissions.
As the industry’s long-range leader, the A350 is available in two sizes, with the A350-900 typically seating up to 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and the larger A350-1000 seating up to 410 passengers.
Powered by versions of the latest generation Rolls-Royce engines, the aircraft can fly up to 9,700 nautical miles / 18,000 kilometres non-stop, using 25% less fuel than previous generation types and with a similar reduction in carbon emissions. For passengers, the A350 offers the highest levels of in-flight comfort with the quietest cabin, new lighting systems and the latest in-flight connectivity. The reduced cabin pressure also ensures that passengers arrive in better shape.
The A350 Family has won more than 1,000 firm orders from 60 customers worldwide, with more than 570 aircraft currently in the fleets of 39 operators, flying primarily on long-haul routes.