PARIS: Taiwan’s Eva Airways Corp has finalised an order for 33 Airbus aircraft, the French plane maker said on Tuesday (Jan 9), with the airline previously saying the deal was worth up to US$10.1 billion.
The deal, originally announced in November last year, included 18 long-range A350-1000 and 15 single-aisle A321neo flights.
Airbus did not reveal the value of the deal on Tuesday. In the airline’s November statement with the Taiwan Stock Exchange, it had said the total value would not exceed US$10.1 billion, with each A350-1000 costing up to US$436 million and each A321neo up to US$150 million.
“In both size categories we have chosen the most modern and fuel efficient types … The aircraft also bring large reductions in carbon emissions, which is in line with our company’s sustainability goals,” Clay Sun, President of EVA Air, said in a statement.
According to industry sources, Airbus is set to break aerospace order records in 2023, while airplane deliveries should number in the mid-730s, beating the company’s goal of 720.
Airbus is likely to announce the yearly orders and delive