Country Profile

Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
25 May 1946
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
112 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
106 of 242 in the World

The Country


The Kingdom of Jordan is located on the river in the Middle East. It has borders with Syria to the north, Iraq to the north east, Saudi Arabia to the south east and Israel to the west. Jordan also has a short coastline on the Gulf of Aqaba in the far south. Jordanian territory legally includes the West Bank of the Jordan river and East Jerusalem, but Israel has occupied these areas since 1967. Jordan ceded its claim to the West Bank to the PLO in 1988.

The present border with Israel is defined by the rift valley which includes the river Jordan and the Dead Sea, the latter being some 395 m (1,2976 ft) below the level of the Meditterranean. East of the rift valley is a range of mountains that can rise up to 1754 m (5,755 ft). Much of the remaining territory is desert, comprising some 87% of the total land area.

The capital city is Amman, situated in the north west of the country. Jordan covers an area of about 34,336 square miles (88,930 square kilometers), and has a population of 6 million (1999 figures). The population is roughly 98% Arab (including 40% Palestinians), 1% Armenian and 1% Circassian. 80% of the population is Muslim, 6% Christian and 14% other faiths.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Jordanian History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Jordan
Yahoo Jordan page
wikipedia: Jordan
wikipedia: History of Jordan


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Jordan.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

In 1952, the registration prefix JY-xxx was adopted, eg: JY-AJO. Transjordan used the registration sequence TJ-xxx 1946-1955. The Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan (Feb 1958-Aug 1958) used the prefix 4YB-xxx. Prior to 1946, Jordanian civil aircraft used the registration sequence G-Axxx.

All-time Jordan – civil aircraft register (TJ-aaa JY-aaa).
All-time Arab Federation of Iraq and Jordan – civil aircraft register (4YB-aa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Air Force (Royal Jordanian Air Force)

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Jordanian Government)
Royal Flight (Jordanian Royal Flight)
Aerobatic Flight (Royal Jordanian Falcons)
Flying School (Royal Jordanian Air Academy)

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – JAMS
Police Aviation (Jordanian Gendarmerie Air Wing)

Commercial Aviation

Alia – Royal Jordanian Airlines
Jordan Aviation

wikipedia: Airlines of Jordan
The World’s Airlines: Jordan

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

Seabird Aviation Jordan

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Amman – Queen Alia International Airport
Airports in Jordan

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added

On Show

Aviation Museums

Martyr’s Memorial and Military Museum
Royal Jordanian Air Force Historic Flight (not public)

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

Jordan Aviation Bibliography – to be added

Web Links

Civil Aviation Regulatory Comission

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