Recently I was given a chance to check out EVA’s 777-300ER aircraft delivery at Boeing Everett Delivery Center. What make it a such special event? This is the first time that EVA officially unveil their new IOC and new aircraft livery design.
Although it has been a while since the design blueprint leaked out on Twitter, there’s a big difference between seeing the blueprint and the actual plane. “As you can see the green on the tail symbolize that EVA is still a young airlines, and we still have the young vitality to work our way upwards in the future. On the side, the compass represented the global network that EVA serves,” said EVA Air’s President Austin Cheng.
EVA Official Press release explains it this way:
EVA’s new corporate identity retains its original compass design, borrowed from the logotype of the respected Evergreen Group and symbolizing the airline’s seamless network and services. In the livery, the simplified tail design establishes the compass as the focal point for the EVA Air brand and represents the carrier’s commitment to quality service and flight safety. The elegant curve that flows the length of the aircraft and the dark-green belly emphasize “The New EVA Difference” in the livery design. Together, these livery design elements represent EVA’s strong commitment to becoming a globally respected airline and to maintaining consistency in its core identity and values.
This new era for EVA is not only the change of the outside, it is the first step for them to become a 5-Star airlines. Today after the press conference, EVA invited the media to board their newest 777-300ER aircraft. Over the past years, EVA Air has been improving the in-flight products and customer services. Here, we will visually experience what EVA has for the passengers: (More detail on the Royal Laurel Class product will be in the up coming post!)
“EVA was a launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2005 and the aircraft has become the backbone of our long-haul fleet. By the end of 2017, we will be operating more than 30 Boeing 777-300ER. We launched our new generation Boeing 777-300ERs last year and significantly upgraded our inflight services and cabin environments. Today, we unveiled a new livery design to herald our continuing commitment to service innovation. We aim to give our passengers flying experiences that are even more comfortable and enjoyable, and that include fun and entertainment along the way,” said EVA Air’s chairman K.W. Chang.
Joined Evergreen Group’s airline division in 1996 as a check-in agent at Taoyuan International Airport, Chang has risen steadily through successive positions of increasing responsibility. His strong affinity for aircraft and the airline business are complemented by well-developed management skills, technical acumen and an international perspective. In addition of his management position, Chang is also a 777 rated pilot and has achieved rank of captain. As Chang said, everyone talks about safety but who really know what is “safety” for an airline? Being a captain also the Chairman of the company, he has more capability of knowing what is safety and can integrates all the departments together to make air travel more reliable.
At the same time checking out the new plane for the company, K.W. Chang is the Pilot in Commend to operate this delivery flight from Paine Field back to Taiwan! Congratulations to EVA Air!