A new Boeing 787-8 was introduced to the RJ fleet on January 24. It landed at Queen Alia International Airport straight from Boeing manufactures in Seattle and is the seventh 787 (Dreamliner) to become part of the airline fleet.
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 modernize 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 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.