After just over a year of operating a freighter fleet comprised of five 777Fs, Taiwan-based EVA Air is again growing its freighter fleet and will place orders for three additional 777Fs from Boeing [FATs 005588-5590].
“In response to changes of market demands and continuous optimization of the network and fleet, the board of directors approved the adjustment of some aircraft that have not delivered,” according to a filing on the Market Observation Post System of the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
EVA and Boeing agreed to revise outstanding orders from a 2015 agreement for eighteen 787-10 and two 777-300ER passenger aircraft. The majority of the order has been fulfilled, save for seven 787-10s. On Aug. 31, the two parties agreed to convert the seven undelivered units into an order for three 777Fs and four 787-9s.
EVA couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.
Although the carrier had previously operated a mightier freighter fleet that included 747-400Fs, 747-400BDSFs, MD-11Fs as well as 747-400 combis, the fleet has numbered five units in recent years — first a mix of two 747-400BDSFs and three 747-400Fs, and since last May, five 777Fs. While the two –400BDSFs were acquired by Air Atlanta Icelandic, the three factory-built –400Fs joined Atlas Air.
Both carriers reported sharp year-on-year increases in cargo revenue of over 100% for the second quarter of 2020.
The following is our updated list of 777 operators.
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