On August 27 Boeing and Royal Jordanian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 787 Dreamliner. Royal Jordanian acquired this aircraft through leasing company AerCap.
“We are delighted to receive our first 787 which will not only revolutionise the inflight experience for our passengers but also help Royal Jordanian increase its competitiveness both regionally and internationally,” said Royal Jordanian’s 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.”
With this delivery, Royal Jordanian becomes only the second airline in the Middle East to operate the 787.
The airline will configure its Dreamliner to carry 24 passengers in business class and 246 in economy class. Passengers in all classes will also experience cabin environment improvements such as LED mood lighting, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems among other features.
To support Royal Jordanian’s Dreamliners, Boeing is providing a suite of support and services through its Commercial Aviation Services business. Royal Jordanian has received flight and maintenance training and will be using Airplane Health Management, a diagnostic and predictive capability that evaluates aircraft operations data while they are in flight and notifies ground crews of potential maintenance issues; a Rotable Exchange Programme that provides a dedicated pool of high-value, mission-critical parts and manages inventory at a reduced cost; and Maintenance Performance Toolbox, a digital real-time-information tool that enables quick resolution of aircraft maintenance issues.
Royal Jordanian currently flies a network of over 50 destinations and plans to deploy the Dreamliner on services to North American cities as well as to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.