A Taiwanese airline plans to buy two-dozen 787s and a pair of 777s from Boeing, the passenger jet manufacturer said Thursday.
Boeing said EVA Airways intends to purchase 24 787-10s — the largest and longest range version of Boeing’s newest twin-aisle airliner — and two 777-300ERs in a deal valued at $8 billion at list prices.
The deal could also be a boost to Wichita’s Spirit AeroSystems, which manufactures the forward fuselage of the 787 and 777 as well as other major parts of both airplanes.
EVA is modernizing its aircraft fleet and the new airplanes allow it to expand into new markets, including North America and Southeast Asia, Boeing said.
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EVA’s current fleet comprises more than 37 Boeing jets, including 21 777-300ERs.