Boeing has finalised a deal to deliver up to 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ER (extended range) aircraft to Taiwan’s EVA Airways, as well as 22 737s to BOC Aviation.

The value of the order with EVA is worth more than $8bn in list price, which is currently considered to be Taiwan’s largest commercial airplane procurement deal by a single company.

The deal is part of EVA Airways’ ongoing replacement plan for its ageing long distance fleet. The company further expects to add over 100 new aircraft in its long distance fleet by 2020.

The 787-10 Dreamliners will be operated on EVA’s medium and long-haul flight routes.

With the latest order, EVA has become a member of Boeing’s 787-10 launch customer team and will operate the most modern jetliner of the 787 Dreamliner family.

EVA president Austin Cheng said: "EVA participated in the development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer in 2005.

"From that first delivery through today, we operate 22 of these high-performance long-haul aircraft.

"We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort."

"We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort.

"The new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner’s high fuel efficiency and long-range flying capabilities meets these requirements and our operational needs.

"These planes will support our growth well into the future."

EVA currently has more than 40 Boeing airplanes in its fleet, including 14 777-300ERs, five 777 Freighters and 18 787-10s.

In a separate transaction with BOC Aviation, Boeing received an order to deliver 22 single-aisle 737 airplanes. The order includes 11 next generation 737-800s and 11 737 MAX 8 airplanes. Boeing has not disclosed the value of the order.

BOC Aviation managing director Robert Martin said: "The next generation 737 economics are very attractive to our customers.

"With the 737 MAX, we are investing in new technology aircraft to meet our customers’ long-term fleet planning requirements."

BOC also placed an order for 167 737 aircraft, including 50 737 MAXs and 16 777s.

Image: Boeing finalises deal with EVA Airways for 24 787-10 Dreamliners and two 777-300ERs. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.