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Royal Jordanian Airlines becomes first Middle East B787 customer

Boeing and Royal Jordanian announced an order for two B787

Dreamliners, confirming two unidentified customer purchases previously listed

on Boeing’s Orders & Deliveries website.

Royal Jordanian is the first Middle East airline to announce an order for B787s. Royal Jordanian plans to confirm the purchase of its two outstanding options before the end of the year. The airline also intends to take an additional eight B787s on lease.

Since the B787s commercial launch in Apr-04, 44 customers worldwide have logged 568 orders, making the Dreamliner the most successful commercial airplane launch in history.