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ESTABLISHED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2002. PRIVATE, INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER, CHARTER, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
PO BOX 19151
AMMAN 11196, 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.
FEBRUARY 2002: 1 L-1011-250 (1244), EX-DELTA (DAL) AND 1 L-1011-100 (1231), EX-AIR ATLANTA ICELANDIC (AID). 1231 WET-LEASED TO SIERRA NATIONAL (SLA).
November 2002: L-1011-100 (1231), wet-leased to Sudan Airways (SUD).
February 2003: L-1011-500 (1240), Euro Atlantic (MAE) wet-leased for the Hadj.
February 2004: 747-230B (22670, D-ABYX), bought from Lufthansa (DLH).
March 2004: L-1011-385-3 Tristar 500 (193A-1143), ex-Delta (DAL).
December 2004: 130 employees.
September 2005: Planning to begin flights from Larnaca in Cyprus to Jakarta, Lahore, Melbourne, and Sao Paulo.
October 2005: 747-281B (23501, 5B-AUC), bought from All Nippon Airways (ANA).
December 2005: 747-230B (23622, JY-AUB), wet-leased to Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for Hadj operations to Mecca. 747-230B (23509, 5B-AUE), bought from Lufthansa (DLH).
March 2006: The European Union (EU) banned 92 airlines, most of them based in Africa, from landing at European airports, declaring them unsafe by international standards.
The ban applies to cargo and passenger carriers from Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Swaziland and Liberia judged to have an "inadequate system for regulatory oversight" or insufficient safety standards. It will be enforced by all 25 (EU) nations, plus Norway and Switzerland.
The flight ban applies to Air Universal (UVL).
The flight ban also applies to Ariana Afghan Airlines (AFG), North Korea's Air Koryo (KOY) and Thailand's Phuket Airlines. Two airlines each from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan were listed as well.
Lesser restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Buraq Air from Libya, which will be able to operate flights if they use certain planes that have met safety requirements, the European Commission (EC) said.
April 2006: Employees: 225 (including 65 Flight Crew (FC); 120 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 35 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).
Air Universal (UVL) (Cyprus) had its first 747-200B land at Larnaca Airport in April. The airplane (23502, 5B-AUD), the first 747 ever to be registered in Cyprus, was purchased from All Nippon Airways (ANA). The subsidiary airline is hoping to receive its Airplane Operators Certificate (AOC) shortly and will then begin operations. Air Universal (UVL) (Cyprus) is looking to fly from Larnaca and Paphos to destinations in the USA, Canada, Latin America, China, India and Australia.
November 2007: The European Commission (EC) issued the sixth update of its airline blacklist, removing Suriname's Blue Wing Airlines and lifting the operating restrictions imposed on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). Both carriers, however, will remain subject to prioritized ramp inspections at Community airports in order to ensure their "consistent adherence" to relevant safety standards. "This latest revision shows that when airlines take rapid and sound corrective action to comply with safety standards, they can be withdrawn from the list quickly," (EC) VP Transport, Jacques Barrot noted. "It also shows that the list increasingly serves as a preemptive, rather than punitive tool for safeguarding aviation safety." He added that relevant oversight authorities verified measures taken by (PIA) and Blue Wing Airlines and "that these measures provide for long-lasting sustainable solutions to avoid the same problems recurring in the future."
The blacklist now comprises eight individual carriers including TAAG Angola Airlines (ANG), Mahan Air (MHN), and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines (UM Air - (UKM)), whose operations are fully banned in the (EU). Also banned are all airlines from Equatorial Guinea (ECV), Indonesia: (AWR); (BLN); (BTV); (DHI); (FES); (GIA); (KTK); (LKW); (MLI); (MND); (NOK); (PNM); (PTF); (REX); (SJA); (TGN); (TMG); (WON); (XPR); Kyrgyzstan: (ITL); (KYR); (PHG); (PHX); (STZ); Liberia: (LBG); Sierra Leone: (ORG); (RUM); (UVL); Swaziland: (AFC); and Democratic Republic of Congo: (TCS); (WDA); & (WET) with the exception of Hewa Bora Airways (EXD), which is subject to operating restrictions). Operational restrictions were placed on Air Bangladesh (BGD) and Air Service Comores (COM).
April 2008: The European Commission (EC) issued a revision of its list of banned airlines, the seventh update since establishment of the blacklist in March 2006. Newcomers are Ukraine Cargo Airways (the third Ukrainian airline after Volare Airlines (VLE) and Ukrainian Mediterranean Airlines) and Hewa Bora Airways (EXD) of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (EXD) previously was allowed to operate a single airplane under a special arrangement that has ended. Garuda Indonesia (GIA) also remains on the list. "The airline has made progress in the implementation of corrective measures, yet this is not sufficient," the (EC) noted. "Furthermore, the authorities of Indonesia have still to demonstrate that they have completed the corrective action." Following the update, nine individual airlines and all carriers from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are prohibited from operating in the European Union (EU).
July 2008: The eighth edition of the European Commission (EC)'s blacklist of banned airlines does not include Iran's Mahan Airlines (MHN), thanks to "significant efforts and progress accomplished by this carrier, which were verified during an on-site inspection," but continues to include Indonesian airlines, including Garuda Indonesia (GIA). "The Commission (EC) decided that the Indonesian authorities have still not developed and implemented an efficient oversight program on any of the carriers under their regulatory control," it said. Ukraine Cargo Airways remains banned as well, and Yemenia Airways (YEM) was told it "should complete its corrective actions plan" by the Air Safety Committee's next meeting. All airlines from Equatorial Guinea, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are banned, while Gabon Airlines and Afrijet (FRJ) from Gabon are allowed to maintain operations at their current level.
September 2008: Operates its 747-200s with Hellenic Imperial Airways (HIM).
January 2009: Air Universal (UVL) operates passenger, charter, jet airplane, flight services.
Employees = 130.
(ICAO) Code: UVS (Callsign - UNI-LEONE).
Parent organization/shareholders: Air Universal (100%).
Owns: Air Universal (CYPRUS) (100%); Hellenic Imperial Airways (HIM).
Main Base: Amman Queen Alia International airport (AMM).
Hubs: Tripoli International airport (TIP); Jeddah King Abdul Aziz airport (JED); Karachi Quaid-e-Azam International airport (KHI); & Tehran Mehrabad airport (THR).
4 747-230B (CF6-50E2) (550-22670, /82 JY-AUA, 2004-02; 639-23407, JY-, 2005-10; 663-23509, /87 JY-AUE, 2005-10; 665-23622, /87 JY-AUB), BF (DLH). 23622 WET-LST (PIA) FOR HADJ OPS 2005-12. XFRD TO (HIM). 8F, 442Y.
2 747-281LR (CF6-50E2) (648-23501, /86 AP-BIC, 10/05; 649-23502, /86 5B-AUD), BF (ANA), OPS FOR (UVL) (CYPRUS). XFRD TO (HIM). 24F, 88C, 214Y.
1 L-1011-385-1 TRISTAR 100 (RB211-22B) (193B-1231, /82 9L-LDC), EX-(AID) 2002-02, WET-LST (SLA) 2002-02; WET-LST (SUD) 2002-11. 362Y.
1 L-1011-385-1 TRISTAR 250 (RB211-524B4) (193C-1244, /83 9L-LDE), EX-(DAL) 2002-02. 30F, 265Y.
0 L-1011-385-3 TRISTAR 500 (193A-1143), EX-(DAL) 2004-03. NTU.
0 L-1011-500 (1240, CS-TEB), (MAE) WET-LSD FOR HADJ 2003-02. RTND.
TALAL ABU REYAL, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AWNI SHALASH, VP ADMINISTRATION & COMMERCIAL.
YOUSEF ABED, FINANCE DIRECTOR.
SAMI AREKAT, VP ENGINEERING.
JASER ZAYYAD, VP OPERATIONS.
SALAH KHRAIS, DIRECTOR QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).
BASSAM ZOKHA, IN-FLIGHT SERVICES MANAGER.