Friday , 30 September 2022
Royal Jordanian Airline's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA undergoes taxi tests at Paine Field in Everett, Washington.
Royal Jordanian Airline's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA undergoes taxi tests at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Through the lens: Royal Jordanian Airline’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

On July 30th, I visited Paine Field at the Everett factory of US airframer Boeing. I was lucky to catch the taxi tests of Royal Jordanian Airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA as she was being prepared for delivery.

The RJ livery has always been an exotic one. Share your thoughts on it via a comment.

Royal Jordanian Airline's first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA undergoes taxi tests at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved.
Royal Jordanian Airline’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner JY-BAA undergoes taxi tests at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved.

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

Check Also

Video: Water cannon salute for Saudi Airlines goes wrong

It’s always a fantastic sight to see a special flight get a water cannon salute …

Air Arabia A6-AOD Airbus A320.

Air Arabia pilot’s crazy takeoff mistake

Air Arabia is a low cost airline based out of Sharjah in the United Arab …

4 comments

  1. It does look like a unique and magnificent livery. All that black must make for a hot airplane though, in that geography!

  2. RJA’s livery was introduced in the late 1980s and has endured as one of the smartest looking in the industry. RJA was one of the first airlines to use a clear coat that reduces heat absorption and increases the life of the paint. It is relatively dark but surprisingly it does not appreciably increase the temperature of the cabin. By the way the livery is in GREY and not black.

  3. In the mid-80s during my frequent travel from IXA to CCU I did notice the Royal Jordanian Airlines craft “DC10” very often. Amidst the other parked airliners, RJA looked stunning. Since then nothing much have changed with the livery. It’s a treat to the eyes seeing this beauty once again. Thank you Devesh Sir for posting this article.