EVA to replace B747-400Fs with new B777Fs

The first phase of the plan will see the freighters replaced while the second and third phases will entail orders for "at least" ten B787-10s and an undisclosed number of B777Xs respectively.


777F Chang Kuo Wei EVA Air freighters


Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has indicated it plans to trim its freighter fleet and replace its eight existing B747-400 freighters (three production and five converted freighters) with five new B777Fs, according to a report in the China Times quoting EVA chairman Chang Kuo Wei.

Outlining his airline’s overall fleet renewal and expansion plans, Chang told the newspaper that the airline is aiming to grow its fleet from the current 62, to just under 100 aircraft.

The first phase of the plan will see the freighters replaced while the second and third phases will entail orders for “at least” ten B787-10s and an undisclosed number of B777Xs respectively. No timeframe was given for the fleet upgrade.