Royal Jordanian takes Delivery of First B787 with Thales Avant

Thales announces that Royal Jordanian Airlines’ new B787-8 will be equipped with Royal Jordanian takes Delivery of First B787 with Thales Avant 1the Thales AVANT system.

Key points

  • Royal Jordanian becomes launch customer for AVANT on the B787.
  • The system will offer some of the largest screens on the market and a host of new functionalities.
  • AVANT’s Android based open platform allows for easier content refresh, and aligned to Royal Jordanian’s strategy to provide best in class programming to passengers.

With this milestone, Royal Jordanian Airlines becomes the first to take delivery of Thales’s latest generation system for the Boeing 787-8. The system offers passengers some of the largest in-flight entertainment seat back screens on the market, 17” in Crown (premium) and 10.6” touchscreens in Economy. The award-winning system debuts several newly introduced features.*

The inaugural commercial flight started between Amman and London, Heathrow. The second B787 aircraft is to join the fleet in late September. Another three will follow during October, November and December with the remainder being introduced to the fleet over the next few years.

“It is a key objective for Royal Jordanian Airlines to provide best in class programming to our passengers. We are very pleased to be the first airline with AVANT on our new B787 aircraft,” said Royal Jordanian Chairman of the Board/ President & CEO Nasser Lozi. He adds, “the Dreamliner marks another achievement for the airline and a new era in the history of the Jordanian civil aviation. This game-changing aircraft is bound to enhance passengers’ travel experience.”

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