Boeing, Royal Jordanian Airlines ink 5-year contract

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Royal Jordanian Airlines has announced at the 2017 Dubai Air Show the carrier has selected Boeing to provide its 787 flight training, the companies said.

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.

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.

Being the national carrier of Jordan and a 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.

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.