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User currently offlineKalakaua From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1516 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

Royal Jordanian Seeks Eight Boeing 787-8s


Jordan's state airline will finalise a deal soon to buy eight Boeing 787 planes in a fleet modernisation plan aiming to make it the top regional carrier in the Middle East, the airline's CEO said.

Royal Jordanian (RJ) president and chief executive Officer Samer al Majali said the airline was in final negotiations with Boeing to part purchase and lease at least eight new 787-8 DreamLiner planes for delivery at the start of 2010.

The deal will be worth around $1 billion.

'We have already finalised the contract with the leasing companies and with Boeing it will be within the next month or two,' Majali said ahead of leaving to Tokyo for a meeting of Oneworld, where RJ will become the first Arab firm to join the alliance of major airlines.

The decision to introduce the 787, whose first test flight is planned for this summer, was part of a modernisation plan to expand its fleet to 35 aircraft from 24 by 2010.

'We are in the process of finalising the agreement with Boeing. At the moment we have approval to go for eight but the fleet may be expanded in the future,' Majali said.

Majali said a high credit rating for RJ, which aims this year to be the first regional national carrier to be privatised, would allow it to secure attractive financing for the deal.

Half of the eight Boeing 787 planes would be purchased and the rest leased, he added.

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Gulf Daily News

I'm crossing my fingers until it's confirmed on Boeing's website.

[Edited 2007-03-01 14:54:38]

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User currently offlineCY319 From Cyprus, joined Apr 2006, 396 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Great news for RJ!
To be honest, it is no surprise for me that they opted for the 787-8.
It meets perfectly the capacity and range needs of RJ and is gonna be a good replacement for their 310s and 342s.
777s or 330/350s would be too big for RJ.

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User currently offlineNYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5923 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4184 times:

So 4 ordered from Boeing and 4 leased. Also sounds like they'll be in for a few options, I would say 2 to 4 options. I bet they'released from ILFC starting in 2010. I guess leasing is he only way to get the 787 early!

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User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3562 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3931 times:

Great news for Boeing and RJ. Glad to see another One World Member opt for the Dreamliner!!

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User currently offlinePEET7G From Hungary, joined Jan 2007, 696 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3864 times:

Wonderful news for both companies, and a perfect suit for RJ I would say! The 787-8 is just the longhaul aircraft for their routenetwork!

User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

Bit of a shame for Airbus, but what a good buy for RJ. Yet more proof that the A350 isn't up to standard, anotjher Airbus loyalist gone down the pan.

User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1454 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

The need to bring the price down to about 95 million a piece

i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3241 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Good news for RJ. Deamliner does seem like a very good choice for them.

User currently offlineRJAF From Jordan, joined Jan 2007, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2996 times:

Really happy for RJ on the 787 order and the joining of One-world and not to forget the Phoenix award as well!

We have been longing for RJ to get back as an important player again in the Middle East.

Miss the good old days though when RJ had a great fleet of L-1011-500s and enjoyed them thoroughly on my long haul flights to ORD and LAX and a fantastic red and beige color scheme too!

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