Royal Jordanian officially is the 787's first Middle East customer, Boeing revealed this weekend, announcing that the carrier is the source of an order for two previously unidentified aircraft. RJ also took two options and said it intends to lease a further eight 787s. It announced its commitment to the Dreamliner in December when it selected it to replace its A340s (ATWOnline, Dec. 21, 2006). At the time, it said it intended to start with 4-5 787s. Boeing said the carrier "plans to confirm ...

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