Taiwan's EVA Air (BR, Taipei Taoyuan) has ordered another four B787-10s, confirming the order via a May 10 regulatory filing and saying the aircraft are required to meet its operating needs.

EVA Air already operates 11 of the type and has another two on order, so this week's announcement takes the future B787-10 fleet tally to 17. The aircraft ordered this week are expected to deliver in 2029. Boeing now has 170 B787-10s on backorder.

It also operates four B787-9s. When its full complement of B787s are delivered, EVA will eventually operate thirty of them. Its original B787-10 order in 2014 was for 24 aircraft (18 firm orders and six options), but in 2020 several of that number were converted to other aircraft types.

"EVA Air is aiming to steadily increase its operation capacity and renew its fleets, in order to maintain market competitiveness," a spokesperson for the carrier told ch-aviation. "Currently, 44 passenger aircraft have been ordered and will be delivered gradually, including two B787-10s, nine B787-9s, eighteen A350-1000s, and fifteen A321-200N. In addition, the four leased A330-300 aircraft will be returned when the lease expires in 2029, therefore a decision was made to purchase four more B787-10 aircraft."

In addition to the B787s, ch-aviation fleets data shows EVA's current fleet includes eighteen A321-200s, three A330-200s, nine A330-300s, one ACJ318-100, one ACJ319-100, thirty-four B777-300ERs, and nine B777-200Fs. The airline currently flies to 57 airports in 22 countries.