Royal Jordanian Hosts Demonstration Flight Featuring Embraer’s E2…
AMMAN – Royal Jordanian, (RJ) in collaboration with Embraer, the third largest aircraft manufacturer in the world, organized a special flight to Aqaba on October 4 to demonstrate to participants the characteristics of the new aircraft, E195, one of the E2 family that RJ is considering expanding his fleet.
RJ Vice President and CEO Samer Al-Majali, Embraer Commercial Aviation CCO Martyn Holmes, executives from both companies, media representatives and social media influencers took part in the event.
Majali said Jordan News that “15 years ago, we had a whole regional fleet of the E1 family, but today, what’s left are four planes that need to be changed.”
He stated that the E2 would be one of the smallest RJ aircraft; it will cover shorter journeys, no more than 2 hours.
E2 will be an important catalyst for RJ’s growth plan in the Levant, helping to increase frequencies to current markets, giving passengers more choice through higher frequencies, Majali said.
He added that RJ was considering introducing this type of modern aircraft into its short-haul fleet, to “increase operating economy and fuel efficiency” and reduce maintenance costs.
The plane’s carbon emissions are lower than the E1 and it consumes 15 to 20 percent less fuel, Majali added.
The interior is spacious, the seats comfortable and Wi-Fi is available throughout the flight.
If an agreement with Embraer is reached, “we will buy 10 planes in the next five years,” Majali said, adding that RJ has a long-standing cooperation with Embraer, “which has established itself as one of the biggest commercial aircraft”. companies in the world”.
RJ’s strategy, Majali said, is now focused on strengthening its position as the preferred airline for the Levant “by providing robust connectivity to a wider destination network, and these aircraft will greatly serve the plan.”
The aim is also to position Amman as the main gateway to the region by improving the quality of services at all touchpoints, in a concerted effort to make the passenger experience even more comfortable and convenient, a- he declared.