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First Mi-26T2 joins Royal Jordanian Air Force fleet

The world's largest airlift helicopter, MI-26T2, arrived on Wednesday, January 17 in Marka Military Airport to join the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) fleet. This reported by Jordanian news agency Petra. The Mi-26T2 is able to carry up to 82 passengers or 20,000 kg of load on a underneath sling cable or 20,000 inside the cabin. Normally it is manned by 5 or 6 crew members....

Royal Jordanian to celebrate 53rd anniversary

December 15 marks Royal Jordanian Airlines' 53rd anniversary. In 1963, the company launched its operations as the national carrier of Jordan and has since been an ambassador of goodwill and friendship to other cultures, and a bridge that facilitates tourism and trade with the world. RJ has been receiving the Hashemite support since its establishment. His Majesty King Hussein's consta...

Lockheed Martin to Deliver New Simulation-Based F-16 Training Environment to Royal Jordanian Air Force

Lockheed Martin will deliver a new simulation-based F-16 training environment for the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) under a contract valued at nearly $40 million. The family of training systems includes a comprehensive suite of full mission trainers and combat tactics trainers that can be networked together, aligning technologies to deliver advanced training while meeting affordability goals....

Jordan amends Pilatus order to take PC-21 trainers

Jordan has amended a production order with Pilatus for a new fleet of turboprop trainers, switching its commitment from the PC-9M to the more capable PC-21. 2015, Pilatus received a contract to deliver nine PC-9Ms to the Royal Jordanian Air Force, but recently signed an updated agreement to instead provide the service with eight PC-21s, chief executive Oscar Schwenk told the Swiss new...

Royal Jordanian posts JD21 million net profit in 2015

In a meeting held on March 13, 2016, Royal Jordanian’s Board of Directors, presided by Chairman Suleiman Hafez, endorsed the company’s audited financial results. The figures show that Royal Jordanian registered a net profit before tax of JD21 million in 2015, while in 2014 it had registered JD49.5 million net losses before tax. The net profit after tax reached JD16 million, while in...

Royal Jordanian awarded PCI DSS compliance certification

Royal Jordanian (RJ) has successfully attained the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Compliance Certification and Attestation of Compliance for the first year. This accreditation was granted to RJ in recognition of its strict adherence to guidelines that safeguard consumers’ credit and debit card transactions through added reliability and security measures.  RJ President/CEO Ca...

RJ and Vueling Airlines sign cooperation agreement

Royal Jordanian and Spanish low cost carrier Vueling Airlines signed an interline agreement whereby RJ passengers can connect to Vueling’s 150 cities via the latter’s hub in Barcelona and to 65 destinations from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, Vueling’s second hub. The deal will enable Royal Jordanian to offer its passengers further connections soon. RJ customers will thus fin...

Arab Wings joins CRJ family

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has welcomed Arab Wings, Amman, Jordan, and Iraq Gate into the family of operators of the CRJ Series. Iraq Gate entered service in March with its first CRJ200 aircraft, adding two more since, initially operating the aircraft purchased by Arab Wings on domestic routes from Baghdad.   "The excellent economics of the CRJ200 regional jet are ideal to m...

Royal Jordanian celebrates 52nd anniversary

December 15 marks Royal Jordanian (RJ) Airlines' 52nd anniversary. On that day in 1963, it launched its operations as the national carrier of Jordan and has since been an ambassador of goodwill and friendship to other cultures, and a bridge that enhances tourism and trade with the world.  King Hussein's constant backing played a key role in the progress witnessed by the airline...

Royal Jordanian continues to work with MTU Maintenance with its V2500 engines

MTU Maintenance continues to be the exclusive MRO provider for Royal Jordanian's V2500 engines on its fleet of A320 family of aircraft. RJ signed a Total Engine Care (TEC) agreement with MTU Maintenance which includes traditional MRO services, options for lease engines as well as MTU’s early detection system MTUPlus Engine Trend Monitoring. The contract covers all 24 of Royal Jordania...

Royal Jordanian elects Captain Suleiman Obeidat as interim CEO

Amman: The Royal Jordanian Board of Directors decided, in its session held on October 26, to elect Captain Suleiman Obeidat a board member, and mandated him as interim president/CEO of Royal Jordanian effective October 27, 2015, for a transitional period of three months. The Board of Directors also accepted the resignation of the former president/CEO Captain Haitham Misto, as of Octob...

Unruly Passenger Forces RJ Flight Delay

A misbehaving passenger on Monday caused a Royal Jordanian (RJ) flight to be delayed for two-and-a-half hours after he claimed that the plane had a "security issue", an RJ official said Tuesday. Before the take-off of the RJ plane from Queen Alia International Airport, the passenger, a Qatari national, was causing a nuisance on board the plane, forcing security personnel to remove him...