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RAM Takes Delivery Of First 767-300ER  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2516 times:
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From Boeing:

Royal Air Maroc Receives Its First Extended-Range Boeing 767-300

SEATTLE, Jan. 30, 2002 - As part of its fleet expansion plans, Royal Air Maroc (RAM), the flag carrier of the Kingdom of Morocco, today took delivery of its first Boeing 767-300ER (extended-range) twin-aisle airplane. The second 767-300ER in the order is scheduled to be delivered next month. The airplanes are being leased from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) of Stamford, Conn.

"The 767 fleet crosses the Atlantic 2,500 times per week - more than any other airplane - and I'm pleased that now it will be making regular trips for Morocco," said Seddik Belyamani, executive vice president of Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "I am confident that Royal Air Maroc has made the perfect choice for a very competitive market."

RAM selected the 767 after in-depth analysis of the competing product. In the end, RAM decided on the Boeing 767-300ER based on technical, operational and economic considerations.

"We were impressed by the 767's operating costs, range and improved cabin," said Mohamed Berrada, RAM chairman and CEO. "The 777-style cabin will provide optimal comfort for our passengers while providing greater flexibility to fly more trans-Atlantic routes, greatly improving its North American service."

Boeing and RAM have had a business relationship since 1970, when RAM took delivery of a 727-200. The carrier currently operates a fleet of 31 Boeing airplanes, including the 737-200, -400, -500, -700 and -800; 747-200, 747-400; and 757-200.

RAM will be leasing the airplanes from GECAS, a global aviation solutions provider offering financing for short- and long-term equipment needs, acquisition financing, aircraft remarketing and sale/lease-back arrangements. The GECAS Web site is at http://www.gecas.com/.

The 767 offers the lowest operating cost per trip of any widebody airplane and is one of the most popular twin-aisle airplanes ever built. There are more than 800 767 airplanes in service with 80 operators around the world.

The 767 has accumulated more than nine million flights and has carried millions of passengers.
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Anybody know which routes RAM will use its new 767s? Are there plans to retire any of the 747s...?




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User currently offlineTs-ior From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 3488 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2439 times:


Thank you for the information !

I guess RAM will be flying the 763ER to New York,
Montreal,Johannesburg and the Middle-East !
They'll probably be used on the Paris route during
the busy summer season !!!


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2407 times:

As of right now, RAM shows the 767-300 on the CMN-JFK route starting May 2nd.

Michael


User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4994 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2402 times:

Same for YUL-CMN..

Mark


User currently offlineUps763 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

What routes is there 744 going to fly now the 763 is taking the JFK route?

User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12512 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2358 times:

Anyone know what it is?

As for the 763, I assume it can be flown on other routes on the RAM system; isn't it Hajj season currently - presumably JED, currently operated by 757s, will be one of the first routes. Of course, ORY will be a regular destination.

Has anyone flown with RAM? What are they like?


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

Reg's are: CN-RNS and CN-RNT

JED will remain 757 for now. ORY will get the 763 in June.

Michael


User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Looks like ORY gets the 763 first...starting this Sunday Feb 3rd. (as far as the skeds show)

Michael


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