RJ: 7th Dreamliner Joins Fleet, Arrives at QAIA

تم نشره في Wed 25 January / Jan 2017. 12:00 AM
  • The new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) runway - (From Source)
  • The new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) runway - (From Source)
  • The new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) runway - (From Source)
  • The new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) runway - (From Source)
  • The new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) runway - (From Source)

AMMAN —AlGhad— The 7th new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner just arrives at the Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) straight from Boeing manufactures in Seattle to join the Royal Jordanian’s fleet, and is the seventh 787 (Dreamliner) to become part of the airline fleet.

RJ CEO Captain Suleiman Obeidat said that two of the seven aircrafts recently joining the fleet, 6 had already joined in November 2016, are on capital lease, while the remaining 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 pointed out that the wide-body, revolutionary aircraft is capable to fly long distances with full load nonstop, making it a suitable choice for RJ to run it to North America, the Far East and Europe.

The state-of-the-art features and high specifications of the 787s offer higher levels of comfort and luxury to the RJ clients.

Customers in all classes experience cabin environment improvements, such as LED mode lighting, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, lower cabin altitude and enhanced ventilation systems, among other features.

The aircraft is built of carbon-fibre composite materials and has a powerful electrical system to reduce weight and improve fuel efficiency. It consumes 20 per cent less fuel than today’s similarly sized airplanes, enabling it to offer an exclusive eco-friendly performance.

The new planes also enable airlines to increase their cargo revenues by providing about 20 to 30 per cent more cargo capacity than the current airplanes of the same size.

According to Boeing’s figures and statistics of 2016, airlines around the world operate 500 Boeing 787s, with 700 more to be delivered.

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