Jordan’s aerospace and defense industry has more than doubled the size of its national pavilion at this year’s Dubai airshow, compared with its presence at the 2003 event. According to Jordan Airmotive marketing manager and organizer of the Jordanian Pavilion, Isam Farhan, companies like his have attracted increasing investment lately.
Air France Industries has won additional work from Royal Jordanian Airlines, with a six-year component support contract. The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) service company will provide access to the component pool for a fleet of six Airbus A320-family aircraft.
Royal Jordanian Airlines began flying direct flights to the Kurdish city of Sulaymaniah in northern Iraq last month with one of its recently acquired 70-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprops. The scheduled service, inaugurated on June 5, connects Sulaymaniah with the Jordanian capital Amman each Monday and Friday. The flights, which last roughly two hours, supplement Royal Jordanian’s regular service to Baghdad, Basra and Irbil.
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