In 1998 we initiated our plans to create what was to be the first privately owned aircraft in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. That vision came to life in Oct 2000 when we operated our first flight with our first aircraft, a Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
We have progressively grown Jordan Aviation during the years since with the narrow body aircraft being joined by our first Wide Body aircraft, an AIRBUS A310, some 2 years later in 2003. Since that date the company has developed in all areas including the expansion of our operating permit to become approved for World Wide operations.
We are a member of IATA and also hold IOSA [IATA Operational Safety Audit] accreditation since first attaining it in 2006 having achieved the standard and having the laid down procedures running through our company to meet the stringent requirements of the audits performed by a team of approved IATA auditors at each renewal since that first accreditation.
Over the years, our fleet has increased to enable us to offer a range of aircraft types to suit the needs of the markets we serve – we now have the Airbus A320 aircraft that has joined our Boeing 737 aircraft and these can be seen operating to the Far East , Africa and Northern Europe. Our wide body aircraft have ETOPS capability and operate around the globe to destinations in the Far East, Indian Sub-Continent, Middle East, Africa and Europe and across the South Atlantic to countries such as Brazil, Uruguay, Venezuela and various Caribbean nations.
We have provided aircraft on Wet Lease operations to a number of airlines in Europe, the Middle East, Northern & Central Africa and this will continue. We have a range of passengers flights with Holiday charters charter flights operating under our prefix JAV also the ongoing development of our Scheduled Services operating under our R5 flight prefix as allocated to us by IATA.
We are proud to be a provider the United Nations carrying their Peace Keeps to the 4 corners of the world, and the UN World Food Programme, in assisting them with the critical, humanitarian missions they perform. I had the pleasure of travelling to New York to address the United Nations when we pledged our commitment to the United Nations Global Compact and the 10 Principals that this encompasses. In 2010, we moved in to our own facility at Queen Alia International Airport which brought together all of the sections that manage & control our aircraft in to our Operations & Technical Center.
Here we undertake the maintenance of our own aircraft and also client airlines from other countries. We have our Operations and Engineering infrastructure and also the important elements of our Safety, Aviation Security and Quality all working together in one place. The credit for our achievements is to be attributed to the vision and plan of the Board of Directors and our Senior Management Group and that has enabled us to achieve positive financial results year on year since commencing operations. This has been supported by the efforts of everyone working in our airline, from our Flight Deck and Cabin Crews operating the flights, to Engineers and Mechanics providing the technical support through to a whole group of our employees supporting the operation from our Head Office in central Amman and our Operations & Technical Centre at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman by providing a range of services to ensure a safe and secure operation.
We will continue to develop our company and see our expansion in to other areas and destinations and, in doing so, will maintain our standards to ensure a Safe and Secure operation.
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