Royal Jordanian to get Dreamliner in August
Amman, April 28, 2014
Royal Jordanian (RJ) will receive its first Boeing 787 aircraft in August, after the US aircraft manufacturer confirmed that the RJ Dreamliner assembly is now in full process at the Boeing Seattle factory.
Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan, will receive four more B787s by the end of 2014. The other ordered aircraft will follow in the next few years, helping RJ reach new markets and fly to more cities around the world, said a statement.
RJ head of training and standards/B787 program manager, Captain Ghassan Obeidat said the airline is currently preparing to meet the necessary conditions and the technical requirements for the introduction of these new aircraft, which will constitute a qualitative leap in the services offered passengers on long-haul flights.
Captain Obeidat added that preparations for the arrival of the jets and the training of pilots to fly the 787 will start in May, adding that the one-month course will be held at the Boeing Campus in Gatwick, London. The training will cover around 80 pilots working on the airline’s current Airbus fleet.
He pointed out that groups of engineers, mechanics and composite experts at RJ, in addition to a number of flight attendants, obtained the required training for the new 787 in Miami. The qualified employees will, in turn, train other staff members on the maintenance and inflight services of the new Dreamliners. - TradeArabia News Service