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Eva Air to order up to 24 787-10s, two 777-300ERs

Taiwan's Eva Air plans to purchase up to 24 Boeing 787-10s and two additional 777-300ERs, in a deal worth more than $8 billion at list prices.

"We look forward to welcoming EVA Airways as Boeing's newest member of the 787-10 Dreamliner launch customer group," says Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and chief executive Ray Conner.

The Taiwanese carrier told Flightglobal earlier this year that it was deciding between the 787-10 and Airbus A350-900 for its medium to long-haul needs.

Eva already operates more than 37 Boeing aircraft, including 21 777-300ERs, says the airframer. With the airline's latest planned orders, the carrier will hold orders for 15 777-300ERs, five 777 Freighters and 24 787-10s. The new order will post to Boeing's backlog once finalised.

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