China Airlines buys 20 Airbus A350-900 jets

  • the planes will be powered by Rolls Royce engines.

Jan. 23, China Airlines, the largest airline in Taiwan, has inked a contract to purchase 20 Airbus planes, each worth US$230 million by the list price , after signing the letter of intent in December last year.

All the ordered planes are 314-seat A350-900 jets, powered by Rolls Royce Trent XWB engines which includes a long-term TotalCare® services agreement. For Rolls Royce, it is also the first time to been chosen as an engine supplier by China Airlines.

The air carrier said all the planes will be used in the long-distance routes to Europe, Australia and the U.S. starting from 2015.

China Airlines was set up in 1959. It has now 68 planes, including six A340-300 jets and 16 A330-300 jets and 40 aircrafts ordered from Boeing.

(China Knowledge, La Société)

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