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Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:38 pm

Royal Jordanian has taken delivery of it's first 787!

Registration: JY-BAA

The first of three 787s on lease from Dutch lessor, AerCap. The next 2 will be delivered later this year.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwIislEIQAABhzb.jpg:large
http://www.boeing.com/assets/images/feature_948x432/bca_jordanian_948x432.jpg

Photos from Boeing.
http://www.newairplane.com/787/delivery/#/en/rja/
http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2014-08-...ns-First-787-Dreamliner#assets_117


I like it. Looks nice. What do you think?

RJ plans to send the 787 to North America as well as to Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Planned 787 routes for RJ can be seen here:
http://airlineroute.net/2014/07/23/rj-787update3/

Also, Royal Jordanian has plans to launch LAX and MIA via VIE. Which has been already approved by Austrian authorities.

See Royal Jordanian Plans LAX, MIA Relaunches (by mah4546 Nov 25 2013 in Civil Aviation)

Wish RJ the best of luck!

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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:52 pm

Strangely I've never liked UA's battleship livery while I've always liked RJ's. That 787 looks gorgeous, even if I probably would have preferred to see the old red tail's tip.
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:03 pm

Wonderful and classic livery!
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:59 pm

The 2nd and 3rd RJ 787's have colored nacelles,

I can only assume RJ will repaint the nacelles

before starting service ?
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:09 pm

Just one man's opinion, but I believe they have one of the nicest looking liveries. It's classy. That's also a great plane for it to appear upon.
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:53 am

Commercial service for JY-BAA begins on Sep 1, 2014 with daily AMM-LHR flight, except for a few off days where it will be used on regional routes (e.g. Sep 4th sees it doing AMM-RUH-AMM-DXB-AMM instead of AMM-LHR).

JY-BAB (Aercap) and JY-BAC (CIT Leasing) are due to be delivered before Oct 1, 2014, at which points routes to Asia will be added. AMM-BKK-KUL (3x weekly) and AMM-BKK-HKG (4x weekly).

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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:00 am

I stand corrected. RJ didn't waste anytime. JY-BAA is currently flying RJ 742/743 AMM-DMM-AMM within 24 hours of delivery!
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/jy-baa/
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:14 pm

What a great livery on this B787, at the moment the best one in my opinion!
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:39 pm

Beautiful livery. I'd love to see that rendered on the -9, and even the 380. I think wavy cheatlines would enhance this design even further.
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:35 pm

I think any aircraft would look stunning wearing the Royal Jordanian livery!

From what I can see, this bird will be flying between Amman and Bangkok (plus KUL and HKG)? Will it be replacing an A340 or an A330?
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:47 pm

Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 3):
The 2nd and 3rd RJ 787's have colored nacelles,

That's good to hear - The photos here look absolutely amazing, but I can imagine it to only be better still with the "proper" RJ engines.
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:37 pm

Beautiful. The exact opposite of China Easterns 77W!
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:48 pm

Great looking plane! Out of the few women in the photo only one made it to the front row!
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:41 pm

Is it just me, or in the very first photo up top does it look like a giant carboard cutout of a plane. The angle gives it a 2d look

Anyway good for RJ, they need these to replace those aging A340s
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:54 pm

Quoting ORDJOE (Reply 13):
Is it just me, or in the very first photo up top does it look like a giant carboard cutout of a plane. The angle gives it a 2d look

The aspect ratio is a bit squashed. You can see that the nacelles in photos 1 and 2 are a bit oval. That makes the whole thing look a bit odd.

Nonetheless, I do love RJ's livery and it looks fantastic on the 787!
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Sat Aug 30, 2014 6:28 am

JY-BAE is out of the paint hangar.

http://paineairport.com/kpae10638.htm
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Sat Aug 30, 2014 7:48 am

Great to see RJ's 787s finally in service. Wonder what they'll do with the 340s now.

RJ needs this fresh hope with the 787 as they are hurting... especially from the big ME carriers as well as Turkish airlines.
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:19 am

Quoting RJAF (Reply 16):
Wonder what they'll do with the 340s now.

I would imagine that they will leave service as soon as the 787 operation is up and running and they have gained some familiarity and experience with the 787. The A340s are twenty years old now and maintenance costs are probably very high. Presumably they will be "parked" at AMM rather than being flown to VCV or LDE?

Incidentally, in an earlier draft of the 787 operational plans, YUL/DTW was mentioned, but this now seems to have disappeared. Is that an ETOPS related issue? Will they only begin t/a operations once the second aircraft has arrived?
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Although the 787 will give RJ a shiny new look, I think RJ would be better off to sub-lease the 787s (if the lessors accept) and buy or lease 330s from the market. Again, RJ is hurting and the timing of these aircraft does not bode well with the current reality.
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:03 am

I am booked AMM-LHR on the 5th, very much looking forward to it, fingers crossed no last minute swap.
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:19 am

Congrats to RJ and one of the most stunning liveries on a 787 so far!   

I just always felt the crown on the tail could be a tiny bit bigger. But it still fabulous.
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:28 am

Quoting kaitak (Reply 17):
Incidentally, in an earlier draft of the 787 operational plans, YUL/DTW was mentioned, but this now seems to have disappeared. Is that an ETOPS related issue? Will they only begin t/a operations once the second aircraft has arrived?
http://airlineroute.net/2014/09/02/rj-787-w14update1/

North American ops begin late November. Its only normal that they initially use the aircraft on shorter hops, this way the plane does several rotations in a day, which is good for crew training and familiarization.

It has nothing to do with ETOPS.

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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:23 am

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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:38 am

Where are the red flashes on the engines?  
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:18 pm

Quoting Armodeen (Reply 23):
Where are the red flashes on the engines?
Quoting Sooner787 (Reply 3):
The 2nd and 3rd RJ 787's have colored nacelles,


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http://paineairport.com/images/kpae10638.png
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:32 pm

I wish they would remove the web address.
Otherwise, she's a beautiful airplane! I look forward to seeing her this winter in Detroit.
 
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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Has anyone seen the images of the interior of the 787? Looks great! Love the red chairs. Makes United's 787 cabin look v. boring in comparison.

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RE: Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery Of First B787

Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:43 pm

Quoting tjwgrr (Reply 24):

JY-BAE:

Much better! Thanks.

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