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JOR-2004-11 AQABA AIRLINES
JOR-2004-11 AQABA AIRLINES 737-300
ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2000. A K A "AIR AQABA." REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PO BOX 922 358
AMMAN 11192, JORDAN
JORDAN WAS CREATED AS A BUFFER STATE BY BRITAIN AND WEDGED IN AMONG SAUDI ARABIA, IRAQ, SYRIA, AND ISRAEL. MORE THAN HALF OF ITS PEOPLE ARE PALESTINIANS, MANY OF THEM REFUGEES FROM WARS WITH ISRAEL, YET JORDAN MADE PEACE WITH THE JEWISH STATE IN 1994. ONLY SKILLED STATECRAFT BY THE LATE KING HUSSEIN AND HIS SON KING ABDULLAH III, HAS KEPT THIS CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY ON COURSE. MEAGER RESOURCES AND RELIANCE ON REGIONAL TRADE AND INTERNATIONAL AID, MAKE JORDAN'S BALANCING ACT DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN.
JORDAN WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1918, COVERS AN AREA OF 97,740 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 5.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS AMMAN, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ARABIC.
NOVEMBER 2000: JORDAN AVIATION IS A SISTER COMPANY OF SUNDAYS INTERNATIONAL FOR TOURISTS INVESTMENTS. ASSOCIATED WITH AIR MALTA (MLT).
OPERATES MAINLY TO SCANDINAVIA. HAS APPLIED FOR ROUTES TO MALTA, ALICANTE, MILAN, AND TEHRAN.
1 737-4YO (1647-23870, /89 OK-TVR), TRAVEL SERVICE (TSF) WET-LEASED.
JANUARY 2001: 1 737-300, FISCHER (FIH) WET-LEASED FOR OPERATIONS FROM CAIRO TO LUXOR AND ASWAN.
APRIL 2001: PASSENGER CHARTER FLIGHT TO MOSTAR, AND BAGHDAD (707, 2/WEEK).
1 707-321B (20022, JY-GAA), COMTRAN (CII) LEASED.
JULY 2001: 38 EMPLOYEES. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JANUARY 2002: IN JUNE 2002 WILL OPERATE CHARTERS OUT OF BEIRUT, LEBANON.
1 ORDER (JUNE 2002) 737-300, BOULLIOUN (BOU) LEASED. 1 737-400, 6 MONTH WET-LEASED.
May 2002: 1 737-33A (23630, JY-JAB), ex-America West Airlines (AMW), Ansett Worldwide (AWW) leased.
August 2002: To Freetown (weekly).
1 L-1011-385-1-15F (293C-1212, V2-LFQ), ex-Kitty Hawk (KHC), Lanta Aviation leased.
October 2002: 1 737-33A (23630), wet-leased to UM Air (UKM), Ukraine, for operations from Kiev to Beirut, Hurghada, Istanbul, Sharm el-Sheikh, and Split.
March 2003: 1 737-8CX, Inter Air (IAW) wet-leased.
July 2003: 50 employees.
Jordan Aviation (JOR) is "dedicated to provide the highest quality of customer service, delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride, and company spirit."
737-33A (23630) wet-leased to Air Ukraine (UKN).
August 2003: A310-222 (357, JY-CAV), ex-Middle East Airlines (MEA), SALE (SIL) 3-year leased with an option to purchase, wet-leased to Afriqiyah (AQY).
September 2003: A310-222 (357) returned from (AQY), wet-leased to Sudan Airways (SUD).
January 2004: A320-214 (234, JY-JAR), ex-(TAP) Air Portugal, for Air Aqaba operations (Jordan Aviation).
May 2004: (email@example.com).
A320-211 (234, JY-JAR) wet-leased to Karthago Airlines (KAG).
June 2004: L-1011-385-1 (1243), Joasro Aviation (JOA) wet-leased.
July 2004: A310-304 (481, JY-JAR), GECAS (GEF) leased.
August 2004: After a brief suspension, its operating authority to France was restored by the French (DGAC).
December 2004: 50 employees.
April 2005: 727-2N8 (21846, JY-JAE), bought from Alyemda (YEM).
May 2005: 220 employees (including 42 Flight Crew (FC), 100 Cabin Attendants (CA), & 38 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
A310-304 (481, JY-JAH), wet-leased to Ariana Afghan Airways (AFG), for operations Kabul to Munich.
June 2005: 737-2R4C (23130, JY-JAF), bought from Yemenia (YEM).
July 2005: 737-322 (24662, JY-JAD), ex-United Airlines (UAL), CIT Aerospace leased delivery.
October 2005: Jordan Aviation (JOR) will inaugurate service from Aqaba, Jordan, to Bahrain on October 29th. The airline will operate 2 flights a week.
June 2006: Adds scheduled operations from Aqaba to the Gulf and North Africa.
December 2006: 737-5C9 (26438, JY-JA1), leased to subsidiary, Alexandria Airlines (KHH).
November 2007: 737-300 wet-leased to Alexandria Airlines (KHH), Egypt. Also a 737-5C9 (26438, SU-KHM) - see photo. Flies charters from Cairo's Al Qahira airport to Istanbul's Sabiha Gokcen International (SAW) Airport.
July 2008: Jordan Aviation (JOR) operates a mix of scheduled and charter flights from Amman and Aqaba, primarily to cities in the Middle East, Europe, and North Africa. Daily domestic flights link Aqaba and Amman. Provides wet-leasing services to other carriers seeking additional capacity during peak seasons on an airplane, crew, maintenance & insurance (ACMI) basis. Is a sister company of Sundays International for Tourist Investment, and associated with Air Malta (MLT). Some charter flights are operated under the marketing name of "Aqaba Airlines."
Employees = 410 (including 60 Flight Crew (FC), 120 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 56 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
(IATA) Code: R5. (ICAO) Code: JAV (Callsign - JORDAN AVIATION).
Parent organization/shareholders: Captain Mohammad al-Khashman; & Hazem Alrasekh.
Owns/subsidiaries: Alexandria Airlines (KHH).
Main Base: Amman Civil Airport (ADJ).
Hub: Aqaba airport (AQJ).
August 2008: Silver Air (SVR) of Djibouti selected Jordan Aircraft (JOR) Maintenance to conduct "C" checks on 737-200s and prepare airplanes for registration in the (UAE). The work will take place at Queen Alia International and is slated for completion in September.
October 2008: 737-322 (24662, JY-JAD), wet-leased to Safi Airways (SFI).
December 2008: A320-211 (029, JY-JAC), wet-leased to Iraqi Airways (IRQ).
November 2009: 767-204ER (24757, JY-JAG), returned from wet-lease to Silverjet (SVJ). A320-211 (JY-JAC), wet-leased to Syrian (SYR). BOTH AIRPLANES SHOWN ON PHOTO - - "JOR-767-204ER 2009-11."
March 2010: The European Union (EU) and Jordan announced a common aviation area agreement that is expected to be signed in June.
July 2010: 737-353 (29244, JY-JAY), ex-(N244SJ) delivery.
August 2010: 737-322 (24251, N374UA), delivery, ex-United Airlines, bought from (NCC) Key Company.
December 2010: The European Union (EU) and Jordan signed a comprehensive air services agreement (ASA) establishing a “Euro Mediterranean Aviation Area” also known as a Common Aviation Area (CAA). The (ASA) was expected and follows a similar accord signed earlier this month with Georgia.
In line with the (CAA) principles, there will be full liberalization of respective market access and all (EU) airlines will be able to operate direct flights to Jordan from anywhere in the (EU) and vice-versa for Jordanian carriers without restrictions on fares, routes and numbers of flights. “The cross-investments between Jordan and Europe will be encouraged, allowing any (EU) carriers to set up a subsidiary in Jordan and vice-versa,” the European Commission (EC) noted in a statement.
Jordan will also harmonize its legislation with European standards and implement (EU) aviation rules in areas such as safety, security, environment, consumer protection, air traffic management, economic regulation, competition issues and social aspects. “Today's agreement will boost trade and tourism in Jordan and the (EU). It will allow Jordan to become a full partner of the (EU) in aviation and pave the way towards a wider Euro Mediterranean Aviation Area. This is a very important step in our strategy of closer integration between the (EU) and its Mediterranean partners,” (EC) VP Transport, Siim Kallas said.
The (EU) is aiming to broaden the Euro Mediterranean Aviation Area with the addition of other partners. A similar agreement was concluded with Morocco in 2006 and negotiations are ongoing with Israel, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
June 2011: Jordan Aircraft Maintenance appointed Simon Tate as (CEO), replacing Bashir Abdel Hadi, who will become a member of the board of directors.
November 2011: In its 18th update on the list of banned airlines in the European Union (EU), the European Commission (EC) added part of Jordan Aviation (JOR)’s fleet and air carrier Rollins Air (ROL) of Honduras to the list due to numerous and repeated safety deficiencies.
Three 767 airplanes will be removed from Jordan Aviation (JOR)’s operating fleet into the (EU). (JOR) is expected to improve safety in a sustainable manner through a number of assessment visits, the (EC) said. All operations of Rollins Air (ROL) were imposed by the (EC) pending the resolution of various significant safety issues that were initially raised by France. “The (EC) is ready to spare no effort to assist its [neighbors] in building their technical and administrative capacity to overcome any difficulties in the area of safety as quickly as possible,” said Siim Kallas, (EC) Vice President. “In the meantime, safety comes first. We cannot afford any compromise in this area. Where we have evidence inside or outside the [EU] that air carriers are not performing safe operations we must act to exclude any risks to safety.” The (EC) adopted the list following the unanimous opinion of the Air Safety Committee. The new list replaces the previous one established in April 2011.
March 2012: 767-204ER (24757, JY-JAG), wet-leased to Shaheen Air International (SHK).
June 2012: Aircraft Leasing & Management arranged the sale of 1 A320-211 from FG Wing Leasing Ltd to Jordan Aviation (JOR). The A320-211 was delivered to (JOR) on June 22.
July 2012: Jordan Aviation (JOR) has been granted a 4th renewal of its (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.
February 2013: Sun Air (SNZ) has replaced 737-400 (27826, JY-JAQ) on wet-lease from Jordan Aviation (R5, Amman Queen Alia) by a larger A320-200 JY-JAT (2061, JY-JAT) earlier this month. Sun Air (SNZ) also operates 2 737-200s alongside the A320-200.
January 2016: JorAMCo (JOR)’s Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) agreement with Gulf Air (GUL) has been extended for 3 years. The contract provides heavy maintenance checks for 28 aircraft (Airbus A330s, A320ERs, A320s and A321s). All maintenance will be performed at Queen Alia International Airport. (GUL)’s Technical Division will continue doing maintenance up to "A" checks and "C" checks.
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1 707-300 (JT3D-3B), CLASSIC AIR LSD.
0 707-321B (JT3D-3B) (774-20022, /68 JY-JAA), EX-(JAR), (CII) LSD 2001-05. RTND.
1 727-2N8 (JT8D-17R) (1549-21846, /79 JY-JAE - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "JOR-727-2N8-2008-11," BF (YEM) 2005-04. 161Y.
1 737-2R4C (JT8D-17R) (1040-23130, /84 JY-JAF), BF (YEM) 2005-06. FREIGHTER.
2 737-322 (CFM56-3C1) (24251, N274UA, 2010-08; 1862-24662, /90 JY-JAD, 2005-07), EX-(UAL), (TCI) LSD. 24662; WET-LST (SFI) 2008-10. 24662; WET-LST CHANCHANGI AIRLINES 2004-02. 148Y.
1 737-33A (CFM56-3B1) (3021-27460, /98 9H-ADI), (MLT) WET-LSD.
1 737-33A (CFM56-3B1) (1312-23630, /86 JY-JAB "NOOR"), EX-(AMW), (AWW) LSD 2002-05, WET-LST (UKM) 2002-10, RTND 2003-06. WET-LST (UKN) 2003-07. WET-LST (AQY) 2003-09. RF (AQY) 2005-01. "AQABA AIRLINES" TITLES. 148Y.
1 737-353 (CFM56-3) (29244, JY-JAY), EX-(N244SJ), 2010-07. LST (KHH) 2012-08.
0 737-4YO (CFM56-3) (1647-23870, /89 OK-TVR), (TSF) WET-LSD 2000-11, RTND 2001-05. WET-LSD TIL 2002-05.
1 737-45R (CFM56-3) (2963-29033, JY-), "AIR AQABA" OPS. 2005-07.
1 737-400 (CFM56-3) (27826, JY-JAQ), WET-LST (SNZ). RTND (2015-06).
1 737-5C9 (CFM56-3C1) (2413-26438, /92 JY-JA1), LST (KHH) 2006-12. 121Y.
0 737-8CX (CFM56-7B), (IAW) WET-LSD 2003-03. RTND.
1 767-204ER (299-24757, JY-JAG), WET-LST (SNZ) 2009-04. WET-LST SILVERJET (SVJ) - - SEE PHOTO - - "JOR-767-204ER 2009-11." WET-LST (SHK) 2012-03.
1 A310-222 (JT9D-7R4E1) (357, /85 JY-JAV "ZUHAIR"), (SIL) 3 YR LSD 2003-08, WET-LST (AQY). WET-LST (SUD) 2003-09 & 2004-05. 234Y.
1 A310-304 (CF6-80C2A2) (481, /88 JY-JAH "HAMZAH"), (GEF) LSD 2004-07. WET-LST (AFG) 2005-05. RF (AFG) 2005-09. 240Y.
1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (029, JY-JAC), WET-LST (IRQ) 2008-12. WET-LST (SYR) 2009-11. LSD ROYAL AIR MAROC (RAM) 2015-07. 156Y.
1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1) (234, /91 JY-JAR), EX-(TAP), (GAX) LSD 2004-01. WET-LST (KAG) 2004-04. WET-LST (LTE) 2005-05. 156Y.
1 A320-211 (CFM56-5A1), BF FG WING LSG ON 2012-06.
O L-1011-385-1-15F (293C-1212, V2-LFQ), EX-(KHC), LANTA AVIATION LSD 2002-08. RTND 2002-11.
1 L-1011-385-1 (RB211-524B4-05) (293B-1243, /83 JY-JOE), EX-(AIJ), (JOA) WET-LSD 2004-06. LST GLOBEJET AIRLINES (GLJ) AS (OD-JOE) 2005-10. 19F, 290Y.
1 SABRELINER 75A (CF700-2D2) (380-64, /78 JY-JAS), EXEC. 6F.
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JOR-CAPT MOHAMMAD AL KHASHMAN CEO
CAPTAIN MOHAMMAD AL-KHASHMAN, GENERAL MANAGER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
MOHAMMED ALHAEK, DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGER.
CAPTAIN ZIAD HANANDEH, DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR TECHNICAL, & VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS, (AMMHQXH) (email@example.com).
CAPTAIN ABDULLA AL-JIBOURI, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS & CHIEF PILOT, (AMMHQXH) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JAMAL JABBAR, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE (email@example.com) (2001-03).
AWAD NA'IMAT, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC).