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Royal Jordanian firms up order for eight Embraer aircraft

Royal Jordanian has firmed up an order for eight Embraer aircraft. This is part of the airline’s plan to renew its fleet.

Royal Jordanian will take delivery of eight new-generation Embraer aircraft, out of which four will be E190-E2s and four will be the bigger E195-E2s. Aircraft deliveries are expected to begin in the fourth quarter of 2023. Six aircraft, four E190-E2 and two E195-E2 come from Azorra’s (the lessor) existing backlog with Embraer. Two further E195-E2s are firm orders with Embraer directly from the airline, which were added to Embraer’s fourth quarter of 2022 backlog as ‘undisclosed’.

Following extensive feasibility studies, RJ selected Embraer’s E2 as the best fit for its financial objectives and network strategy. RJ has been operating Embraer aircraft for 15 years, and the E2 reduces the investment cost of pilot training and spare parts provisioning significantly, whilst also lowering crew scheduling and maintenance costs. The aircraft also provides 25% fuel savings compared to current aircraft, resulting in operating cost savings as well as significant carbon emissions reductions supporting the airline’s environmental strategy and targets. We are also pleased to, once again, work with the Azorra team. We appreciate their confidence in RJ and the E2.

said Samer Majali, Vice Chairman and CEO, Royal Jordanian Airlines.

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Embraer says that the E2 was specifically chosen for its superior performance and operational efficiency.

We are honored to be selected by Royal Jordanian Airlines to provide the next generation of regional aircraft, a central part of the airline’s major fleet modernization plan. The E2 family of advanced-generation jets offer the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150-seat market. We are proud to continue our long association with Royal Jordanian, and welcome Azorra, who are extremely active in our market, to yet another Embraer deal.

said Arjan Meijer, CEO, Embraer Commercial Aviation.

The E190-E2s will feature 12 Crown Class seats (Business Class) and 80 standard Economy Class seats while the bigger E195-E2s will feature the same number of Clown Class seats and 108 standard Economy Class seats. All aircraft will feature Embraer’s signature ‘no middle seat’ 2×2 seating, and business class seats with an impressive 53-inch legroom. The economy cabin will feature new slimline seats, also in a four abreast configuration with no middle seat. The aircraft also features extra-large overhead bins, mood lighting, leather seats and wireless connectivity for entertainment in addition to full internet browsing, and communication capability with ground networks during flight.

Featured image by Embraer

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