Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA – January 25, 2024
Azorra is celebrating delivery of the first two Embraer E195-E2 aircraft to Royal Jordanian Airlines. A ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José Dos Campos on Monday was followed today by an arrival celebration in Amman, Jordan, hosted by Royal Jordanian Airlines.
The full agreement, announced in May 2023, is for eight aircraft in total – six aircraft from Azorra’s existing backlog with Embraer, plus two further E195-E2 firm orders from the airline directly with Embraer.
John Evans, CEO and founder of Azorra, says: “Our team’s longstanding partnership with Royal Jordanian began more than a decade ago. From that Embraer E175, to these next generation E2 aircraft today, we’re proud to continue our support of Royal Jordanian, and the airline’s fleet modernization and expansion goals.
“We’re confident Royal Jordanian will soon see the environmental and economic advantages of operating these new E2 aircraft, while offering superior levels of passenger comfort.”
Samer Majali, Vice Chairman/CEO of Royal Jordanian Airlines, says: “We’re looking forward to becoming the first E2 operator in the Middle East, supported by our trusted partners at Azorra. The E2 family of aircraft will support our strategic aims, complementing our larger narrow body aircraft by matching capacity to demand, reducing operating costs and carbon emissions, while delivering a significant upgrade to passenger experience and comfort; underlining our status as the preferred airline in the region.”
Arjan Meijer, President and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation, says: “Royal Jordanian’s selection of the E2 to modernize their fleet is a testament to the aircraft’s advanced capabilities, to our successful history, and to our strong relationships with both Azorra and RJ. The E2 family of advanced-generation E-Jets offer the quietest, lowest polluting, and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the under 150-seat market. RJ can simultaneously realize both its growth, profitability and sustainability ambitions with the E2 small narrow body fleet complementing RJ’s larger narrow body aircraft. We are proud to continue our long associations with Royal Jordanian and Azorra.”
Royal Jordanian Airlines, established in 1963, is the national flag carrier of Jordan. Headquartered in Amman, the airline has played a pivotal role in connecting Jordan to the world and facilitating international travel. With a mixed fleet comprising 28 aircraft, Royal Jordanian serves a diverse range of destinations across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and North America. As a member of the Oneworld alliance, Royal Jordanian benefits from a global network of airlines, offering passengers a seamless travel experience with extensive connectivity aiming to expand its route network to 60 destinations.
Royal Jordanian has continually invested in upgrading its fleet and plans to increase it to 40 aircraft, embracing the latest aviation technologies to enhance operational efficiency and reduce environmental impact. In terms of in-flight services, Royal Jordanian provides a blend of traditional Jordanian hospitality and modern amenities, while also enjoying entertainment options during their journey.
As a key player in the region, Royal Jordanian has contributed to the economic development of Jordan by fostering tourism and facilitating trade. The airline’s role extends beyond transportation, actively participating in initiatives that promote cultural exchange and international cooperation.
More info can be viewed at www.rj.com/
Embraer is a global aerospace company headquartered in Brazil. It manufactures aircraft for Commercial and Executive aviation, Defense & Security, and Agricultural customers. The company also provides after-sales services & support through a worldwide network of wholly owned entities and authorized agents.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. On average, about every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats and is the main exporter of high value-added goods in Brazil. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers across the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Embraer’s APAC headquarters is located in Singapore and its China headquarters is in Beijing.
For more information: https://embraer.com/global/en
Azorra is a relationship-driven aircraft lessor that provides leasing, financing, fleet transition and asset management solutions to aircraft investors, financiers and airline operators worldwide. Azorra’s multi-cultural team reflects the global markets that we serve and includes core competencies in aviation law, aircraft finance, maintenance, marketing, sales and leasing. Our team is led by seasoned veterans having a shared history of success and is complemented with young professionals that bring fresh perspective, ideas and enthusiasm. Azorra currently owns and manages a fleet of 98 aircraft on lease to 30 operators in 23 countries on 5 continents around the world, with total commitments of more than 160 aircraft including orders for new Airbus A220-100/300 aircraft and Embraer E190/195-E2 aircraft. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and has offices in Dublin, Toulouse and Seattle.
January 25, 2024
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