Taipei, Taiwan - The Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has received the first of 20 ordered Boeing 787-10 on order.
The 787-10 of the Eva Air is configured to accommodate up to 342 passengers in a bi-class configuration, 38 more than the airline's current four Boeing 787-9.
So far, Boeing has delivered the Boeing 787-10 to Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, United Airlines, All Nippon Airways, and now EVA Air.
Built with advanced composite materials and powered by the General Electric's new generation GEnx engines, the 787-10 is the largest member of the Boeing's Dreamliner family.
The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the airplane's unrivaled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia,said Steve Lin, Chairman of EVA Air
The 787-10 offers around 15 percent more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing 787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific. As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new airplanes will be key to our long-term success, Lin added
The Star Alliance member airline serves on international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights. Onboard the airline's new 787 Dreamliner, passengers benefit the EVA Air's new Royal Laurel class seats designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company.
23 inches wide seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. The Taiwanese arline has also redesigned its economy class seats produced by Recaro.