Freight EVA Air receives first Boeing 777F

Taiwanese EVA Air took delivery of its first Boeing 777 freighter, registration number B-16781, at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle. The carrier flew its newest freighter from Paine Field to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Where the airport welcomed Taiwan’s first Boeing 777 freighter with a water cannon ceremony.

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EVA Air plans to put its new Boeing 777 freighter in service on routes between Asia and North America in late November. EVA Air now provides airfreight services on 62 routes, including five dedicated cargo gateways, with 35 weekly freighter flights.
Boeing designed the B777F to replace both the 747-400 and MD11 freighters. Based on the Boeing 777-200LR, the 777 freighter has the range to fly 5,000 nautical miles fully loaded with a maximum capacity of 102 tons. EVA Air plans to use it to fly airfreight from Taiwan to several destinations in North America with one technical stop in Anchorage, Alaska.

The Taiwanese carrier ordered five 777 freighters from Boeing in July 2015 and will take delivery of the additional four by September 2019. As it adds the new freighters, it will successively retire its five remaining 747-400 freighters by the end of 2019. EVA Air is now operating a fleet of 79 aircraft, including the new freighter.

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