TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 24, 2019) – EVA Air took delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner, aircraft number B-17801, on June 19, 2019. The airline will use the latest-generation Dreamliner on its most popular regional routes. Starting on June 28, it will introduce the new plane on Taipei – Hong Kong flights and soon extend its operations to Japan and Mainland China. Passengers can learn more about EVA’s services and routes, book and buy flights and more with the EVA Air Mobile App and on the airline’s website at www.evaair.com.
EVA is configuring its 787-10s for 342 passengers, 34 in Royal Laurel Class and 308 in Economy. The Boeing 787-10 has a range of 5,900 nautical miles fully loaded, capacity to fly from Taipei to every major destination in Asia and as far as Brisbane, Australia.
Including the four 787-9s EVA is already using on Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong and Vienna flights, it is adding a total of 24 Dreamliners to its fleet. Following this first 787-10, the carrier will take delivery of three more and by the end of 2019, will be flying four of the latest-generation Dreamliners. EVA will complete its Dreamliner deliveries by 2022.
EVA will begin flying 787-10s to Brisbane, Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019. It will begin Dreamliner service to Vancouver, Canada in the first quarter of 2020.
Technologies used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make the aircraft more environmentally efficient than other aircraft. The fuselage, wings, engine blades and more are constructed of lighter composites such as carbon fiber so that more than 50% of the plane’s total weight comes from these materials. Compared to traditional aluminum alloy fuselage construction, the advanced materials significantly decrease the aircraft’s overall weight and likelihood of metal fatigue or corrosion, reducing maintenance costs. Replacing fluorescent tubes with LED lights shrinks power demand by almost half.
GE’s advanced GEnx engines reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, compared to power systems on traditional wide-body aircraft. The 787-10’s high fuel efficiencies and range capabilities equip EVA to continue to enhance operating performances.
Boeing also engineered its Dreamliners to enhance cabin comfort. The Boeing 787 is equipped with an advanced filtration system that improves cabin air. The fuselage is made of a combination of composite materials that make it more airtight. Compared with other commercial jets, the 787’s cabin humidity can be increased as much as three-to-four times, eliminating dry inflight air. The aircraft’s cabin pressure can also be controlled to make the altitude feel like the optimal 6,000 ft. instead of the standard 8,000 ft., boosting passengers’ blood-oxygen levels and reducing headaches and fatigue. Newly designed engine housings significantly reduce noise and give passengers quieter, more comfortable inflight environments.