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7th Boeing 787 joins the Royal Jordanian fleet

Posted 25 January 2017 · Add Comment

Royal Jet has received a new Boeing 787-8.

RJ president/CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat expressed satisfaction with the addition of this new 787 to the currently operating six aircraft of the same type, which RJ started to receive at the end of 2014 as part of the plan to modernise its long-haul fleet.

He said that this aircraft along with the sixth aircraft which joined the fleet in November 2016 are on capital lease, while the first five are operationally leased.

The Dreamliners replace the Airbus 340s and 330s the company previously had.

He explained that the 787s paved the way for RJ to step into a significant new era, a step that pushes the national carrier of Jordan forward in terms of inflight services and route network, enhancing its regional and international competitiveness.

He added that all new 787-8 aircraft, together with the operating A320 family and Embraer jets, help RJ meet its operational needs and leverage passengers’ experience.

Today RJ’s fleet age does not exceed five years, a young, and modern, fleet when compared regionally and internationally.

Captain Obeidat added that the wide-body, revolutionary aircraft is capable to fly long distances with full load non stop, making it a suitable choice for RJ to run it to North America, the Far East and Europe.

 

 

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