EVA to replace B747- 400Fs with new B777Fs

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has indicated it plans to trim its freighter fleet and replace its existing eight 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.


EVA to replace B747- 400Fs with new B777Fs


Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has indicated it plans to trim its freighter fleet and replace its existing eight 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 – four MD-90s, two A318-100s, 12 A321-200s, 11 A330-200s, three A330- 300s, three B747-400s, 19 B777-300ERs and eight B747-400Fs – 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. The carrier is also evaluating the A320neo and the B737 MAX for its narrowbody fleet. No timeframe was given for the fleet upgrade.