Royal Air Maroc, is set to reinforce its fleet with the acquisition of 10 new aircraft, according to reports by TELQUEL. The airline has been engaged in discussions with American company Boeing and Brazilian manufacturer Embraer for several months, culminating in the finalization of these significant orders. The move comes as part of RAM’s ambitious growth strategy for 2037, which aims to quadruple its fleet by 2038.
The finalized aircraft orders consist of a combination of direct purchases and leasing contracts with an option for purchase. The Moroccan airline is set to add four new Boeing 787s to its fleet, including two 787-8 and two 787-9 models. Additionally, RAM has acquired four 737 MAX 8 aircraft to strengthen its capacity further.
In collaboration with Embraer, RAM has secured an agreement for two E190s, although specific details on whether they are from the E1 or E2 family were not disclosed. The article mentions that the four E-Jets currently operated by RAM are configured with 96 seats in two classes.
Beyond the orders already confirmed, Royal Air Maroc is actively negotiating with Boeing for a potential second deal. This prospective agreement involves seven 737 MAX 8s and three Dreamliners, signaling the airline’s commitment to bolstering its fleet with modern and efficient aircraft.
RAM’s expansion and modernization plan, scheduled to be implemented by 2027, is a key driver behind these strategic aircraft acquisitions. The airline currently operates 50 aircraft, including 28 Boeing 737-800s, two MAX 8s, six ATR 72s, five 787-8s, four 787-9s, and four E190s. The forthcoming deliveries of the new aircraft are anticipated between September 2023 and January 2024, with the possibility of some aircraft being second-hand models.
These new additions to the fleet align with RAM’s vision to position itself as a global airline, facilitating the expansion of its domestic and international networks. The enhanced capacity will allow RAM to offer improved services to passengers and establish itself as a prominent player in the aviation industry.