The Middle East Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) is hosting the first Jordanian Regional Forum at the Dead Sea resort of Sweimeh on Monday. The agenda for the event, which is being sponsored by the Ayla Aviation Academy, will include issues such as local restrictions on airspace and airport access, enhancing safety audits, crisis management techniques and reducing so-called grey-market, illegal charter activity.
“In the 1970s, Jordan introduced business aviation into the Middle East when the first operator in the region began flying with support of the late King Hussein, who was keen to make Amman a business aviation center for the region,” said MEBAA founding chairman Ali Al Naqbi. “Today, Jordan is continuing that legacy and is equally pioneering, thanks to a knowledge-based economy that is fueling a terrific entrepreneurial spirit.”
The Jordanian Regional Forum is being held in conjunction with the fourth Global Humanitarian Aviation Conference, of which MEBAA is a sponsor. The Dubai-based organization is promoting support by the business aviation industry for the United Nations World Food Program.