Boeing and EVA Air celebrated a double 777-300ER delivery
On 21 May 2014, EVA Air and Boeing celebrated a double delivery of 777-300ER. The Taiwanese carrier has taken possession of the aircraft Boeing 777-300ER with the numbers 16 and 17 (B-16718 and B-16719). This was the first double delivery in the history of the Taiwanese company, also marking 25 years of uninterrupted flights.
But the news does not stop here. EVA AIR is the first airline in the world to operate aircraft equipped with Panasonic EX3 and Global Communication Suite (GCS) entertainment systems. The Panasonic EX3 system installed in the new 777-300ER EVA Air aircraft offers Wi-Fi and high-definition touch screens at each seat.
EVA AIR has upgraded the screens installed at Economy Class and Elite premium economy, from 9 inch to 11.1 inch displays. At the new Royal business class, the screen size is 16 inches.
EVA AIR has a fleet of 66 aircraft, with 60% of them being Boeing. The new 777-300ER aircraft are configured in three classes and can carry up to 333 passengers: 39 seats at Royal Laurel Class Business, 56 seats at Elite Premium Economy and 238 seats at Economy.
The aircraft will be used on existing routes to destinations in North America, starting on June 11th. EVA AIR will increase weekly flight frequencies to Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Vancouver. After receiving a Boeing 3 3-777ER, somewhere in June, the frequency will also increase to San Francisco. In total, EVA AIR plans to increase the number of weekly flights from 300 to 45 to North American destinations.
Boeing 777 is one of the best long-haul aircraft and equipped with two engines. It is the preferred plane in the AirlinesTravel newsroom. Boeing 777-300ER comes equipped with the most powerful engines dedicated to passenger aircraft, the GE90-115B, offering a range of up to 14,490 km.