Royal Jordanian is preparing to receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is expected to join the airline’s fleet in August, after the US aircraft manufacturer confirmed that the RJ Dreamliner assembly is now in full process at its Seattle factory. The airline will be receiving four more B787s by the end of 2014.
Royal Jordanian’s head of training and standards/B787 programme manager, Captain Ghassan Obeidat said that the airline is currently preparing to meet the necessary conditions and the technical requirements for the introduction of these new aircraft, which “will constitute a qualitative leap in the services offered to passengers on long-haul flights.”
The Royal Jordanian Dreamliner will have a total seating capacity of 270 seats: 24 full flat seats in Crown Class and 246 seats in economy. Passengers will enjoy improvements over the current fleet, starting with wider seat pitches, bigger windows and many other specifications that will allow the airline to provide improved and new on-board services, according to Captain Obeidat.
The B787s are expected to gradually replace the current Airbus A340s and A330s, a step in line with RJ’s strategy of modernising fleet, expanding routes and keeping up with the latest technology.