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EVA orders three 777-300ERs from Boeing, GECAS to lease four new 777-300ERs to EVA Airways

8-May-2012 6:48 PM

EVA Air and Boeing finalised (08-May-2012) an order for three 777-300ER aircraft. The order also includes purchase rights for an additional four aircraft. EVA Air president Chang Kuo-wei said the aircraft will "play an important role in growing our global operations" as it grows its fleet to support an increase in frequency to mainland China and new destinations in North Asia. In addition to the Boeing order for three 777-300ERs, EVA Air stated (08-May-2012) it would also lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), adding a total of seven new 777-300ER aircraft to its long-haul twin-aisle fleet. Delivery of the aircraft from GECAS’ existing order book with Boeing is scheduled for 2014. The aircraft will be powered by GE90-115B engines. The aircraft, configured with 39 Royal Laurel seats, 56 Elite Class seats and 238 economy seats, will be used to operate long-haul services to North America and Europe. GECAS currently leases 10 widebody aircraft to EVA Airways including six A330-200s and four 747-400SFs. The carrier, which currently operates 15 777-300ERs, has a fleet of 59 aircraft. [more - original PR - GECAS] [more - original PR - Boeing] [more - original PR - Chinese]