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Royal Jordanian Takes Delivery of Two Embraer E195-E2s on Lease From Azorra

Royal Jordanian Airlines has taken delivery of two Embraer E195-E2 jets on lease from Azorra.  The aircraft were delivered on Monday (January 22nd) at Embraer’s facility in Brazil, which was followed by an arrival ceremony in Amman, hosted by Royal Jordanian.

Royal Jordanian Embraer E195-E2 - Courtesy Embraer

On Thursday (January 25, 2024), Embraer announced the delivery of two E195-E2 aircraft to Royal Jordanian Airlines on lease from Fort Lauderdale-based Azorra Aviation.  This is part of an agreement announced in May 2023, which includes six aircraft from Azorra’s existing order book with Embraer, as well as two firm orders from Royal Jordanian directly with Embraer.  The first two aircraft were delivered at a ceremony at Embraer’s São José dos Campos, Brazil facility on Monday (January 22nd), followed by an arrival celebration hosted by Royal Jordanian in Amman.

In Thursday’s announcement, Azorra’s CEO and Founder, John Evans, said,

“Our team’s longstanding partnership with Royal Jordanian began more than a decade ago. From that Embraer E175, to these next generation E2 aircraft today, we’re proud to continue our support of Royal Jordanian, and the airline’s fleet modernization and expansion goals. We’re confident Royal Jordanian will soon see the environmental and economic advantages of operating these new E2 aircraft, while offering superior levels of passenger comfort.”


Also commenting on the E195-E2 deliveries, Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Vice Chairman and CEO, Samer Majali, said,


“We’re looking forward to becoming the first E2 operator in the Middle East, supported by our trusted partners at Azorra. The E2 family of aircraft will support our strategic aims, complementing our larger narrow body aircraft by matching capacity to demand, reducing operating costs and carbon emissions, while delivering a significant upgrade to passenger experience and comfort; underlining our status as the preferred airline in the region.”

Embraer Commercial Aviation’s CEO, Arjan Meijer, added,


“Royal Jordanian’s selection of the E2 to modernize their fleet is a testament to the aircraft’s advanced capabilities, to our successful history, and to our strong relationships with both Azorra and RJ.  The E2 family of advanced-generation E-Jets offer the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150-seat market.  RJ can simultaneously realize both its growth, profitability and sustainability ambitions with the E2 small narrow body fleet complementing RJ’s larger narrow body aircraft.  We are proud to continue our long associations with Royal Jordanian and Azorra.”

Royal Jordanian Celebrates the Delivery of Two New Embraer E195-E2 Jets - Courtesy Embraer

Royal Jordanian’s Embraer E195-E2s are configured for 120 passengers with 12 Crown Class and 108 Economy Class seats.  The Business Class seats feature a generous 53-inches of legroom, and the cabin offers extra-large overhead bins, mood lighting, leather seats, wireless connectivity and full internet access. 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Azorra is a relationship driven aircraft lessor that provides leasing, financing, fleet transition and asset management solutions to investors, financiers and airline operators worldwide.  Azorra owns and manages a fleet of 100 aircraft on lease to 30 operators in 23 countries on five continents.  The company currently has commitments to acquire new Airbus A220s and Embraer E2 jets.  Azorra also has offices in Dublin, Toulouse and Seattle.

Founded in 1963, Royal Jordan Airlines is the national carrier of Jordan.  The carrier operates a modern fleet of aircraft connecting Jordan and the Levant via Amman to global destinations across Europe, the U.S., Canada, North Africa and the Far East.  Royal Jordanian is a member of the global oneworld alliance, and along with their 13 international airline partners, provides a combined network with service to over 1,000 airports in 170 countries. 

Headquartered in Brazil, Embraer is a global aerospace company and one of the leading manufacturers of aircraft with 70-150 seats, with more than 100 customers worldwide.  The company maintains industrial units, offices and service/parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.  Embraer also has businesses in Executive Aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural Aviation.  Since the company’s founding in 1969, Embraer has delivered over 8,000 aircraft.  Today, an Embraer aircraft takes off on average every ten seconds, carrying over 145 million passengers annually. 



Source: Embraer


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