to Acquire Boeing 787 for Long Distance Flights
Amman, Dec. 20 (Petra)—The Royal Jordanian (RJ) announced it had chosen Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircrafts for long distance flights as part of its strategic plan to replace the Airbus 340 as of 2010.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the RJ
Samir Majali said negotiations are currently underway with Boeing and other international companies to acquire 4-5 Boeing 787 aircrafts at this stage. “The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 250 passengers on routes of 8,000 to 8,500 nautical miles (16.500 kilometers), he added.
The 787 will provide airlines with unmatched fuel efficiency, resulting in exceptional environmental performance. The airplane will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than today's similarly sized airplane. It will also travel at speeds similar to today's fastest wide bodies, Mach 0.85. Airlines will enjoy more cargo revenue capacity.
Passengers will also see improvements with the new airplane, from an interior environment with higher humidity to increased comfort and convenience.