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  • RAM 787-c-Boeing

    Royal Air Maroc revealed as customer for another pair of 787s


    Royal Air Maroc has placed a follow-on order for a pair of Boeing 787-9s as part of the airline’s development of long-haul operations. The Casablanca-based carrier already has nine 787s, a mix of the -8 and -9, all fitted with General Electric GEnx engines. Boeing has disclosed that the airline ...

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    Royal Air Maroc aims for quick decision on ambitious fleet expansion


    Royal Air Maroc is expecting to issue a request for proposals relating to a large fleet expansion by the end of this year. Speaking during the Arab Air Carriers Organization conference in Riyadh, the Moroccan flag-carrier’s chief executive, Abdelhamid Addou, said the airline was looking to expand the fleet to ...

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    Royal Air Maroc enters codeshare as part of Air Senegal partnership


    Oneworld alliance carrier Royal Air Maroc is entering a strategic partnership with Air Senegal, which will include a codeshare arrangement. Royal Air Maroc says the memorandum of understanding, signed on 27 September in Casablanca, will “consolidate co-operation” between the two airlines. The codeshare will enable passengers to purchase tickets from ...

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    Royal Air Maroc to take more 737 Max jets under lease agreement


    Royal Air Maroc is to introduce another batch of Boeing 737 Max jets, as part of a package of aircraft acquired through US-based Air Lease. The Moroccan flag-carrier is to take four 737 Max 8s and a single 737-800 under the long-term lease agreement. Air Lease says the twinjets will ...

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    Royal Air Maroc sets out ambitious plan for fleet of 200 aircraft


    Royal Air Maroc has outlined plans to expand its fleet to 200 aircraft over the next 15 years, under a partnership programme with the country’s government. The programme covers the period to 2037. The carrier signed an agreement with the Moroccan prime minister, Aziz Akhannouch, on 11 July in Rabat, ...

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    Royal Air Maroc chief sets sights on growth after ‘transformation’ during crisis


    Royal Air Maroc is preparing to issue a tender for 22 aircraft as it turns its attentions to developing a growth strategy following what chief executive Abdelhamid Addou describes as the carrier’s ’big transformation’ during the Covid crisis.

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    Royal Air Maroc to enter Emirates codeshare pact


    Royal Air Maroc has entered a codeshare agreement with Middle Eastern operator Emirates, intended to lift connections between Dubai and Casablanca. The two carriers will commence the codeshare at the end of May. Emirates will have access to 17 destinations in Morocco, other than Casablanca, along with 63 international cities ...

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    El Al seals Moroccan codeshare after RAM opens Tel Aviv link


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has reached a codeshare agreement with Israeli counterpart El Al, tightening the newly-formed ties between the two sides. RAM inaugurated a service between its Casablanca hub and Tel Aviv on 13 March. It operated a Boeing 787 on the route, as flight AT228, carrying a ...

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    Tech log indiscipline cited after stressful RAM 737 autopilot incident


    French investigators have determined that two independent system failures affected the autopilot of a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 during a complex incident involving a diversion, go-around and a subsequent unstable approach to land at Lyon. The pilots became increasingly stressed during the event, on 30 December 2016, as they ...

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    Royal Air Maroc to open Tel Aviv services


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc is to open services from its main base at Casablanca to the Israeli hub at Tel Aviv. The service is the latest to emerge from the tightening of Arab-Israeli ties through a series of diplomatic recognition pacts reached last year. Moroccan and Israeli leadership, under ...

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    Royal Air Maroc to explore codeshare with El Al


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc has signed a preliminary co-operation agreement with Israel’s El Al, which will explore the possibility of codeshare services. The agreement is the latest aviation manifestation of last year’s diplomatic recognition pacts between Israel and several Arab states. RAM says the memorandum of understanding with El ...

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    Royal Air Maroc introduces A321s from wet-lease specialist


    Moroccan flag-carrier Royal Air Maroc is to introduce a fleet of five Airbus A321s under an agreement with Latvian wet-lease specialist SmartLynx. Under the long-term pact, the aircraft are being stationed at five RAM locations including Casablanca, Tangier, Fez, Nador and Oujda. SmartLynx focuses on Airbus single-aisle jet ...

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    Ethiopian Airlines wins Decade of Airline Excellence Award for Africa region


    Recipient of the Decade of Airline Excellence Award for the Africa region, sponsored by Eways Aviation.

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    RAM 737 carried out long, high-speed take-off after call-out hitch


    UK investigators have found that a Royal Air Maroc Boeing 737-800 lifted off from London Gatwick at nearly 200kt, and close to the end of the runway, after the crew did not receive automatic speed call-outs during the take-off roll. The crew of the aircraft (CN-RGJ), bound for Casablanca ...

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    ATR 72 struck sea surface after crew turned off ground-proximity system


    Investigators have determined that a Royal Air Maroc Express ATR 72-600 twice struck the surface of the Mediterranean Sea during an extraordinary botched approach to Al Hoceima airport, badly damaging the turboprop before its crew diverted to Nador. Analysis of the incident showed the pilots had proceeded with an ...

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    American Airlines to begin Africa service in 2020


    American Airlines will begin a nonstop seasonal service to Moroccan city Casablanca on 4 June 2020, marking the US major's first entry into the African market.

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    RAM hints at fleet expansion involving over 50 aircraft


    ​Royal Air Maroc has signalled that it is preparing for an extensive fleet expansion possibly involving upwards of 50 aircraft.

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    PICTURES: Key airline stories from 2018


    A visual reminder of some of the most significant events in the airline industry over the past 12 months​

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    ​PICTURES: Royal Air Maroc’s first 737 Max 8 delivered


    Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has begun expansion and modernisation of its short-haul fleet with the delivery of the first of four Boeing 737 Max 8s.

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    VIDEO: Royal Air Maroc receives first 787-9


    Boeing has delivered the first of four 787-9s ordered by North African carrier Royal Air Maroc.