Royal Jordanian gets the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Washington, Aug. 28, 2014 (STAT):- Boeing and Royal Jordanian celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane will play a central role in the Amman-based airline's strategic plan for fleet modernization. Royal Jordanian acquired this airplane through leasing company AerCap.
"We are delighted to receive our first 787 which will not only revolutionize the inflight experience for our passengers but also help Royal Jordanian increase its competitiveness both regionally and internationally," said Royal Jordanian chairman of the board, president and CEO Nasser Lozi. "Our decision to invest in this game-changing airplane reflects our firm belief in its unrivaled capabilities and will allow us to offer passengers an unmatched level of comfort, on both short and long haul flights."
The 787 is the world's most technologically advanced airplane with composite materials making up 50 percent of the primary structure by weight, including the fuselage and wing. In addition to bringing big-jet ranges to midsize airplanes, the 787 will provide Royal Jordanian with unrivaled fuel efficiency, using 20 percent less fuel than today's similarly sized airplanes.
With this delivery, Royal Jordanian becomes only the second airline in the Middle East to operate the 787.
"The Middle East is one of the world's highest growth areas for commercial aviation and we are proud that Royal Jordanian has selected the 787 to spearhead its fleet modernization strategy and route expansion plans," said Ray Conner, president and CEO, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We look forward to further strengthening our partnership with Royal Jordanian well into the futur