Boeing’s relationship with Brunei dates back more than 40 years.
In 1974, Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA), the country’s flag carrier, purchased its first two Boeing 737-200s. Royal Brunei Airlines inaugurated its first commercial flight with the 737-200 on May 14, 1975 bearing the nation's colors as it took off from Brunei International Airport en route to Singapore.
Over its more than four decade history, RBA has operated 757-200s, 767-200s, 767-300ERs (Extended Range), 777-200ERs and the 787 Dreamliner.
In July 2007, RBA placed an order for five 787-8 Dreamliners and became the first airline in Southeast Asia to take delivery of the 787, with commercial service commencing in October 2013. In 2015, Boeing and RBA celebrated the airline’s 40th anniversary of its first revenue flight. The Sultan of Brunei also operates a 747-8 VIP airplane.
Moreover, Boeing has field service technical teams in Brunei providing on-the-ground, real-time support.