China Airlines to build up its B777 fleet

Having just revealed an agreement to lease four Boeing 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) on December 18, China Airlines announces today a confirmed purchase with Boeing for another six brand-new aircraft of the same model, also powered by GE90-115BL engines. The airline expects to start receiving deliveries of these aircraft in 2014, and deploy them on North American and European routes.

The long-range, wide-body and twin-engine Boeing 777 is 19 per cent lighter than other similar jetliners and consumes 22 per cent less fuel than competitors. China Airlines expects the fuel efficiency of these new aircraft to help it stay competitive.

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Reggie Ho


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