Taipei, Aug. 21 (CNA) EVA Airways, one particular of Taiwan’s two important worldwide carriers, retired its past Boeing 747-400 passenger plane, nicknamed the “Queen of the Skies” by aviation geeks, soon after it carried 389 travellers from Hong Kong to Taipei on Monday.
Boeing 747-400 plane had served the airline as a passenger airplane for twenty five years, but EVA will carry on to use it as a cargo airplane until finally 2019, when it will be changed by the double-motor Boeing 777.
The decommissioned Boeing 747-400 passenger plane will be dismantled and bought, in accordance to the airline.
The Boeing 747-400 set the typical for huge-human body airliners when it was initially flown as a passenger plane by Northwest Airlines in February 1989.
EVA took shipping and delivery of its initially 747-400 in November 1992 and put it into procedure on December 12 that calendar year for the carrier’s initially flight from Taipei to Los Angeles.
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It launched the four-motor plane because its style and design, performance and cabin convenience had been remarkable to the functions of other designs at the time, the airline explained.
Known for its stretched double-deck configuration, the jets also enabled EVA to direct the marketplace in launching a fourth cabin course — economic climate deluxe — supplying travellers a degree of support between enterprise and economic climate course at an inexpensive price.
It was a practice afterwards adopted by a lot of carriers.
Over the past twenty five years, EVA has operated a full of eighteen Boeing 747-400s — 7 as passenger plane, 3 as cargo plane and eight for dual use (Combi).
EVA now relies heavily on Boeing 777-three hundred ERs for lengthy-haul flights, and it programs to introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in the latter half of 2018, getting the initially provider in Taiwan to work the model.
A farewell ceremony for the “Queen of the Skies” will be held on Thursday, and it will be dwell-streamed on EVA’s Facebook website page, the airline explained.
Meanwhile, China Airlines, Taiwan’s other important worldwide provider, explained it will decommission two of its Boeing 747-400 plane this November.
(By Lee Hsin-Yin)