Royal Jordanian cancels eighth ordered 787, developing new fleet plan focused around narrowbodies

21 February, 2018

Royal Jordanian Airlines CEO Stefan Pichler stated the carrier plans to operate 30 aircraft by the end of its five year turnaround plan (Arabian Aerospace, 20-Feb-2018). According to the CAPA Fleet Database, the company has 25 aircraft in service. Mr Pichler confirmed plans to cancel its eighth ordered Boeing 787-8, stating "we can't fly it profitably". He added: "We will develop a fleet plan in the next four to five months... My objective is to go to a single [type] narrowbody fleet... It can be Airbus, it can be Bombardier, it can be Embraer, it can be Boeing. Anything".