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Royal Brunei Airlines Places Order for Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Royal Brunei Airlines, Southeast Asia’s first Boeing 787 operator, has placed an order for four 787-9 Dreamliners to renew their widebody fleet.  The aircraft aligns with the carrier’s long-term growth  strategy, with a focus on passenger comfort and sustainability.

Royal Brunei Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Tuesday (February 20, 2024), from the Singapore Airshow, Boeing announced that Royal Brunei Airlines has placed an order for four 787-9 Dreamliners.  Southeast Asia’s first 787 operator, The 787-9 supports the carrier's long-term growth strategy, sustainability goals and commitment to guest comfort.  Some of the enhanced comfort features of the 787 include more humid air that is pressurized at a lower cabin altitude, along with technology that helps counter turbulence.  The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Family delivers a fuel use and emissions reduction of up to 25 percent compared to the airplanes it replaces.  This order was finalized in February and will be posted on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

In Tuesday’s announcement, Royal Brunei Airlines’ CEO, Haji Abdul Hamid, said,

“The forthcoming arrival of the 787-9 Dreamliner symbolizes a bold step forward in our ongoing journey toward innovation and excellence.  Royal Brunei Airlines has been operating the 787-8 for the last 10 years and this order will ensure we continue with a product that our customers have come to enjoy.  In our constant effort to offer unparalleled service matched with the highest safety standards to our guests, the new fleet will allow us the potential to tap into new growth areas, strengthening our market appeal and enabling us to provide a superior travel experience to our guests.”

Also commenting on Royal Brunei’s incremental 787 order, Boeing’s SVP – Commercial Sales and Marketing, Brad McMullen, said,

“By renewing its investment in the 787 Dreamliner, Royal Brunei Airlines will continue to connect Brunei with the world while offering the carrier's signature service and comfort to passengers.  The 787-9 will deliver the versatility, efficiency and range that Royal Brunei Airlines desires to pursue increasing air travel and tourism opportunities.”


Currently, Royal Brunei Airlines Operates five Boeing 787-8s, serving destinations in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the UK.  The larger 787-9 model can carry nearly 20 percent more passengers than the 787-8, and has a range of 7,565 nautical miles (14,010 km).


Boeing (NYSE: BA) is a leading supplier of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, as well as global services.  The aerospace giant tops the list of the largest U.S. exporters, providing a significant positive impact to America’s annual GDP.  Boeing supports government and commercial customers in over 150 countries and employs more than 160,000 team members worldwide.  As Boeing continues to deliver for customers, they are committed to their legacy of aerospace leadership in technology and innovation and living the company’s core values of safety, quality, and integrity.


Source: Boeing


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