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Breaking: China Airlines Has Finalized Its 16 Aircraft Boeing 787 Order

SimpleFlying 9/28/2022 Tom Boon
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Taiwan's China Airlines has firmed its order for 16 Boeing 787-9 aircraft with options for another eight. The firmed-up order was announced by Boeing this afternoon and will allow the airline to cut CO2 emissions by up to 25%.

China Airlines first announced its intentions to place this order on August 30th, meaning that today's announcement was not incredibly unexpected. However, it will come as a welcome boost to the Boeing 787 program as the American aerospace giant recently resumed deliveries of the type after an extended hiatus.

16 orders, eight options

China Airlines today firmed its order for 16 Boeing 787-9s. Signing the order with Boeing, the airline also placed options for a further eight jets, should the need for them arise in the future. China Airlines intends that the order will replace its aging Airbus A330 fleet.

Commenting on the order, China Airlines Chairman Hsieh Su-Chien, remarked,

"Our continuous investment in fleet modernization is the cornerstone of our sustainability efforts. The 787's best-in-class efficiency and low operating costs will allow us to expand our network for years to come."

25% reduction in CO2?

China Airlines is marketing the Boeing 787 as a tool to increase its sustainability and believes that replacing its older Airbus A330s with a new and efficient jet will cut its emissions.

According to Boeing, the 787-9 Dreamliner produces 25% less CO2 than the aircraft which it will replace. According to the American planemaker, the family has so far reduced global aviation CO2 emissions by 80 billion lbs.

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