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Royal Jordanian Orders Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Royal Jordanian has today ordered Four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, and also confirmed a previous order for two 787-9s, bringing their firm order backlog to six of the type.

Royal Jordanian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Rendering - Courtesy Boeing

On Monday (November 13, 2023), from the Dubai Airshow 2023, Boeing announced that Royal Jordanian has placed an incremental order for four Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.  The airline has also reconfirmed an order for two 787-9s, bringing their total order backlog for the type to six airplanes.  The new jets will complement Royal Jordanian’s existing fleet of seven 787-8s.  The Boeing 787-9 can fly 296 passengers 7,565 nautical miles (14,010 km).  Additionally, Boeing Global Services will provide modification services for Royal Jordanian’s in-service 787s to enhance inflight connectivity for passengers and crew. 

In Monday’s announcement, Royal Jordanian’s Vice Chairman and CEO, Samer Majali, said,

“Our decision to add the 787-9 Dreamliners to our fleet is a testament to our dedication to providing an unparalleled travel experience.  This move aligns seamlessly with our broader strategy of fleet modernization, emphasizing fuel efficiency, sustainability and passenger comfort.  As we embark on this journey, we are confident that the Dreamliner’s cutting-edge technology will play a pivotal role in elevating our operational capabilities.

“Royal Jordanian, having been the first in the Middle East to order the 787 over 16 years ago, continues to lead in adopting advancements in aviation.  The airline's current fleet of seven 787-8 Dreamliners has proven successful in connecting Amman to major global destinations.  The additional order underscores Royal Jordanian’s forward-looking approach and commitment to meeting the growing demand for long-haul travel.”

Also commenting on the new 787-9 order, Boeing Commercial Airplanes’ President and CEO, Stan Deal, added,


“This order for additional 787s is a testament to Royal Jordanian's longstanding commitment to the market-leading capabilities of the Dreamliner.  We are confident Royal Jordanian will profitably expand its network and operate a more sustainable fleet with these new fuel-efficient jets.”


Boeing (NYSE: BA) is the world’s largest aerospace company and 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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