China Airlines exercises option for 8 additional 787s

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, has announced that it will exercise the option to purchase eight Boeing 787-9 passenger aircraft to be delivered from 2026 onwards. The new aircraft will be assigned to regional, Oceania and long-haul routes to meet burgeoning passenger demand in the post-COVID era. 


China Airlines had previously decided on the purchase of 16 Boeing 787-9 passenger aircraft fitted with the General Electric GEnx engine back in August 2022 with deliveries to commence in 2025. The 787-9 aircraft boasts an exceptional cargo capacity of up to 36 containers. The fuselage of the 787-9 passenger aircraft incorporates next-generational composites and metal alloys.


Outstanding fuel efficiency means 20% lower fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to the previous generation of passenger aircraft. Aircraft noise footprint is also reduced by up to 60% to lessen environmental impact. China Airlines will continue to employ the Sustainable Aviation Fuel policy to conserve energy, cut carbon emissions, and realise the goal of Net Zero by 2050.

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