NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., - EVA Air celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, marking the first of 20 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners.
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air's 787-10 is the largest member of the fuel-efficient Dreamliner family. At 224 feet long (68 meters), EVA Air's 787-10 can serve 342 passengers in a two-class configuration, which is 38 more seats than EVA Air's 787-9 Dreamliner.
The airplane allows operators to achieve 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat compared to the previous airplanes in its class. The 787 is currently in service with some of the world's leading airlines and has garnered orders and commitments of up to 50 airplanes thus far in 2019.
Boeing Global Service's suite of digital solutions, including Maintenance Performance Toolbox, Airplane Health Management and Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag tools, continue to help EVA Air drive efficiency and improve performance across its fleet of 787 aircraft. As a customer of Boeing's Component Services Program, EVA Air has convenient access to a global support network with high-value rotable parts, components and line-replaceable units.
A member of Star Alliance, EVA Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights. Onboard the airline's new 787 Dreamliner, passengers can experience EVA Air's new Royal Laurel class seats designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company. At 23 inches wide, the new seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. EVA Air also partnered with Teague, to redesign its economy class seats, which are produced by Recaro.