Royal Air Maroc has signed a deal with Boeing for 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets. The airline has also signed purchase agreement for engines required for these 2 jets.
Royal Air Maroc Boeing order
Moroccan flag carrier Royal Air Maroc has also left a small sign in this edition of Dubai Air Show. The airline placed an order for 2 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner & 4 engines for the widebody jets. ROyal Air Maroc already has a fleet of 9 Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Out of this, 5 are -8 variant & remaining 4 are -9 variant.
The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner jets operated by Royal Air Maroc has a configuration of 24 Business class seats and 278 Economy class seats. The Boeing 787-8 fleet has 18 Business class & 256 Economy Class seats.
Talking about the new order, CEO Abdelhamid Addou said : “The two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners will allow Royal Air Maroc to respond to the extremely favorable market conditions in 2023 by expanding its long-haul network in the near future. Simultaneously, the company is actively pursuing a significant tender to quadruple the fleet before 2037.”
“Royal Air Maroc’s modernization and growth plans are well-suited for the 787 Dreamliner,” stated Brad McMullen, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing at Boeing. “Boeing’s relationship with the airline spans more than five decades, and we look forward to more opportunities to strengthen our partnership with Royal Air Maroc.”
For powering this 2 more jets, the airline has signed an order with General Electric (GE) Aerospace for 4 GEnx-1B engines. The GEnx-1B powers two out of every theree operational Boeing 787 aircraft. In comparison to its rivals, the engine saves 1.4% on fuel consumption for the average 787 mission. Each aircraft can emit over 2 million fewer pounds of CO2 annually thanks to the additional fuel savings. The GEnx engine, like all GE Aerospace engines, can currently run on approved blends of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
Jointly, the GEnx family has more than 50 million flight hours since inception in 2011. Currently, almost 3,000 engines are in service & on backlog.
Chief Executive Officer of Royal Air Maroc Abdelhamid Addou said, “This agreement is part of our continuing efforts to grow our fleet and expand our long-haul routes to North and South America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Europe. We are proud to welcome these new engines and aircraft to our expanding Dreamliner fleet.”
Vice President of GE Aerospace Commercial Programs Kathy MacKenzie expresses satisfaction. She said – “We are very pleased that RAM’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner fleet continues to choose the GEnx engine. Over the past few decades, GE Aerospace and RAM have forged a strong relationship. We look forward to strengthen our relationship for many more years.”