DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Royal Jordanian Airlines today announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show the carrier has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training. Under the five-year strategic agreement, Boeing will provide Royal Jordanian with a comprehensive training solution, including pilot type-rating and recurrent training at its London Gatwick training campus.
"We are excited by Boeing's proven training expertise," said Stefan Pichler, president and chief executive officer of Royal Jordanian. "To attract a new generation of pilots, we need to inspire them and train them in new ways, and Boeing is at the forefront of developing innovative training methods."
"As one of the first 787 customers for the region, this partnership with Royal Jordanian Airlines demonstrates the strength of our relationship with this key customer," said David Longridge, vice president of Commercial Services Sales for Boeing Global Services. "Royal Jordanian recognizes the quality of our training and the value of using Boeing to provide this service."
Over the next 20 years, Boeing projects a global demand for more than 1.2 million pilots and technicians with more than ten percent of that driven by the Middle East. Boeing provides commercial flight training at eight campuses around the globe to help meet this demand. Learn more about the anticipated global demand for pilots and technicians in the 2017 Boeing Pilot & Technician Outlook.
About Royal Jordanian Airlines
Being the national carrier of Jordan and a leading carrier in the region, Royal Jordanian's vision is to be the Airline of Choice that connects Jordan and the Levant with the world. From its hub at Queen Alia International Airport, RJ operates a fleet of 26 comfortable aircraft to reach 44 direct destinations providing an extensive travel network for our guests via Amman to Europe, the US and Canada, North Africa and the Far East. Through our airline partners in the oneworld alliance, RJ can offer a network of over 1,000 cities in more than 150 countries. The airline is currently implementing a five-year turnaround plan that consists of three main pillars, including achieving sustainable profitability, being a Customer Champion by delivering a consistent customer experience, and being the Employer of Choice through attracting talented workforce. Our young, modern fleet of aircraft is comprised of seven Boeing 787s, A320s, A321s, A319s and Embraer regional jets.
About Boeing Global Services
Boeing Global Services, headquartered in the Dallas area, was formed by integrating the services capabilities of the government, space and commercial sectors into a single, customer-focused business. Operating as a third business unit of Boeing, Global Services provides agile, cost-competitive services to commercial and government customers worldwide.
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