On November 11, Taiwanese carrier EVA Air unveiled a new livery during a delivery ceremony for the carrier’s 22nd Boeing 777-300ER.
Boeing held the delivery ceremony at its Delivery Center at Paine Field, Everett, Eashington, where most of the manufacturer’s widebody final-assembly lines are located. All are contained in one gigantic building which in terms of volume is the largest building in the world.
“Today, we unveiled a new livery design to herald our continuing commitment to service innovation,” said K.W. Chang, EVA Air’s chairman. “EVA was a launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2005 and the aircraft has become the backbone of our long-haul fleet.”
Added Chang: “By the end of 2017, we will be operating more than 30 Boeing 777-300ERs. These new-generation Boeing 777-300ERs have significantly upgraded our in-flight service and cabin environment.”
The November 11 777-300ER delivery to EVA Air was also the first of four 777s the carrier has agreed to lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), an aircraft leasing company headquartered in Century City, Los Angeles.
The carrier is expected to grow its partnership with ALC as it continues to expand its long-haul fleet, according to Boeing.
EVA’s new corporate identity retains its original compass design, borrowed from the logo of its parent company, Evergreen Group, which symbolizes the airline’s seamless network and services.
In the livery, the simplified tail design establishes the compass as the focal point for the EVA Air brand and represents the carrier’s commitment to quality service and flight safety, according to Boeing.
EVA Air currently operates more than 30 Boeing jets, including 21 777-300ERs.
The airline plans to introduce seven more 777-300ERs to its fleet by the end of 2016 and deploy them on North American routes. Three will replace the remaining three Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft in EVA Air’s fleet.
EVA Air currently has seven further new 777-300ERs due for delivery after 2016.