Royal Jordanian places Boeing aircraft order

Royal Jordanian, the national carrier of Jordan, has signed a $500m (£327m) order for three 787-8s from aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

Direct purchases and leases combined, Royal Jordanian has committed to 11 787-8s.

The Middle East carrier placed its first orders for four 787s in 2007 and also has arranged to lease two aircraft each from CIT Aerospace and International Lease Finance.