Current Order of Battle
Royal Jordanian Air Force

 

Squadron Type Base
1 Squadron F-16AM/BM El Azraq
2 Squadron F-16A/B El Azraq
3 Squadron C-130H, C-295 Amman-Marka IAP
4 Squadron T.67M Firefly Al Mafraq
5 Squadron Hughes 500D, AS.350B Al Mafraq
6 Squadron F-16A/B El Azraq
7 Squadron AS.332M Super Puma Amman-Marka IAP
8 Squadron UH-1H, Bell 212 Amman-Marka IAP
9 Squadron F-5E/F Al Jafr
10 Squadron AH-1S Zarqa
11 Squadron CASA C-101 Al Mafraq
12 Squadron AH-1S Zarqa
14 Squadron EC 635, Hughes 500E, SA-2-37 Amman-Marka IAP
17 Squadron F-5E/F H5
25 Squadron Hughes 500E ?
Special Operations Aviation Brigade UH-60L, Hughes 500E, An-32 Amman-Marka IAP

Current Aircraft Inventory
Royal Jordanian Air Force

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Aerospatiale AS 350B3 Ecureuil 7 7 0 Utility Transport
Aerospatiale AS 332M Super Puma 11 10 0 Transport
Air Tractor AT-802 6 6 0 Attack
Bell AH-1F/-1S Cobra 33 32 0 Anti-Armour
Bell UH-1H 37 37 0 Utility Transport
CASA C-101CC Aviojet 16 10 0 Trainer
CASA C-212 Aviocar 1 1 0 Transport
CASA AC235 2 2 0 Gunship
CASA C-295 2 2 0 Transport
Cessna 208 6 6 0 Transport
Eurocopter EC 635T1 13 9 0 Utility Transport
Hughes 500D 8 4 0 Trainer
Lockheed C-130E Hercules 3 3 0 Transport
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 5 4 0 Transport
Lockheed Martin F-16A/AM 41 32 15 Interception/Attack/Recce
Lockheed Martin F-16B/BM 19 14 0 Trainer
MD Helicopters MD530/AH-6i 7 7 18 Attack
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 61 29 0 Fighter
Northrop F-5F Tiger II 13 8 0 Trainer
Robinson R44 0 0 8 Trainer
Sikorsky S-70/UH-60L Black Hawk 10 10 0 SAR
Slingsby T67M-260 Firefly 16 15 0 Trainer

All-Time Aircraft Used List
Royal Jordanian Air Force

 

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Aerospatiale AS332M Super Puma 12 1987 current France
Aerospatiale AS350B3 Ecureuil 3 2005 current UAEAF
Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle 8 1988 1997 France
Airspeed Ambassador 3 1959 1963 UK
Antonov An-12BP Cub 3 1981 1984 Iraq
Antonov An-32 Cline 1 2007 current Ukraine
Auster AOP.5 2 1949? 19?? UK
Auster AOP.6 5 1950 1971 UK
Auster AOP.7 2 1950 1967 UK
Auster J1 Autocrat 2 1949 1971 UK
Auster J/5F Aiglet Trainer 2 1950? 1966 UK
Beech E50 Twin Bonanza 1 1958 1972 USA
Bell 212 6 2003 current IDF/AF
Bell AH-1F/S Cobra 9/24 1985 current USA
Bell UH-1H Iroquois 35 1994 current US Army
Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander 1 1980 2000 UK
CASA C-101CC Aviojet 16 1987 current Spain
CASA C.212A Aviocar 6 1975 2002 Spain
CASA CN.235 2 1999 2005 Turkey
CASA C-295 2 2003 current Spain
Cessna T-37B 18 1975 1988 USA
Dassault Falcon 20E 1 1972 1975 France
Dassault Falcon 50 2 1981 1997 France
Dassault Mirage F.1BJ 2 1982 current France/Spain
Dassault Mirage F.1CJ 17 1981 current France
Dassault Mirage F.1DJ 2 2006 current France
Dassault Mirage F.1EJ 17 1981 current France
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth 2 1949 1956 UK
de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide 2 1949 1957 UK
de Havilland Dove 3 1952 1995 UK
de Havilland Heron 2D 2 1959 1965 UK
de Havilland Vampire FB.9 10 1955 1967 UK
de Havilland Vampire FB.52 7 1956 1967 UK
de Havilland Vampire T.11 3 1955 1972 UK
De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk T.10 8 1952 1976 UK
Douglas C-47 Dakota 2 1966 1977 UK
Eurocopter EC 635T1 13 2003 current Germany
Fairchild C-119K Flying Boxcar 4 1972 1976 USA
FFA AS.202 Bravo ? 1983 1988 Germany?
Handley Page Herald 2 1963 1963 UK
Handley Page Marathon 1A 1 1954 1956 UK
Hawker Hunter F.6 25 1959 1975 UK
Hawker Hunter FR.10 3 1961 1967 UK
Hawker Hunter F.60 4 1967 19?? UK
Hawker Hunter T.66/66A/B/C 6 1959 1975 UK
Hawker Hunter T.70 2 1967 1972? UK
Hawker Hunter FGA.73/73A/73B 26 1968 1975 UK
Helipolis Gomhuria (Bu 181) 3 1952 1966 Egypt
Hughes 500D 8 1980 current USA
Hughes 500E 9 2005 current USA
Ilyushin Il-76MF 2* Russia
Kamov Ka-226 Hoodlum 6* local
Lockheed C-130B Hercules 4 1972 2003 USA
Lockheed C-130H Hercules 5 1978 current USA
Lockheed F-104A Starfighter 36 1969 1977 Taiwan
Lockheed F-104B Starfighter 4 1969 1977 Taiwan
Lockheed Martin F-16A/AM 41 1997 current Belgium/Netherlands/USA
Lockheed Martin F-16B/BM 19 1997 current Belgium/Netherlands/USA
MBB BK 117B-2? 1 19?? 1992 Germany
MKEK 4 Ugur 3 1954 1957 Turkey
North American T-6 Texan/Harvard 10 1956 1974 UK
North American 75A Sabreliner 2 1978 1980 USA
Northrop F-5A 33 1974 1995 USA/Iran
Northrop F-5B 12 1974 1995 USA/Iran
Northrop F-5E Tiger II 61 1975 current USA
Northrop F-5F Tiger II 13 1975 current USA
Percival Proctor 4 1949 1956 UK
Seabird Seeker SB7L-360A 6 2006 current local
Schweizer SA-2-37 2 2000 current USA
Scottish Aviation Bulldog srs. 125 25 1974 2003 UK
Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk 8 2007 current USA
Sikorsky S-76A 15 1980 1993 USA
Sikorsky S-76B 2 1986 1991 USA
Slingsby T67M20 Firefly 16 2002 current UK
Sud Aviation Alouette III 16 1965 1988 France
Vickers Varsity 1 1956 1958 UK
Vickers Viking 1B 1 1953 1956 UK
Westland Scout AH.1 3 1963 1984 UK
Westland Whirlwind Srs 2 3 1960 1976 UK
Westland Widgeon 1 1958 1966+ UK

* = on order
# = on delivery

Additional information is welcome

National Markings
Royal Jordanian Air Force

This section describes and illustrates the various national insignia used by the Royal Jordanian Air Force since its formation:



  
Main MarkingFin Flash

1949-present
The main marking is displayed in 6 positions (i.e. above and below each wing, and on each side of the fuselage) on aircraft – but on the fuselage sides only on helicopters. The fin flash is displayed on the tailfin. Aircraft do not carry service titles.

Aircraft Not Used
Royal Jordanian Air Force

This page gives details of some of the aircraft types that were offered or promised to the Royal Jordanian Air Force but not delivered, cancelled official orders, and types have been falsely reported as being in service.

MBB BK-117
Three BK-117s are reported to have been in RJAF service.

Piper PA-28 Cherokee
The Cherokees were actually operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Academy, not the Air Force.

Piper PA-34 Seneca
The Senecas were actually operated by the Royal Jordanian Air Academy, not the Air Force.

Short Sealand
Six(!) of the 25 Sealands built in total are sometimes reported to have been used by the RJAF.

Royal Jordanian Air Force

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

In 1923, after taking over the League of Nations mandate for Transjordan, the British established a military security force manned by local Arabs called the Arabs Legion. This force fought very successfully in World War Two. After the Israeli War of Independence, a small air unit called the Arab Legion Air Force (ALAF) was established in 1949 – largely manned by British personnel. In 1950 the training of Arab personnel began. The ALAF soon expanded and in 1955 received its first jet aircraft. In September 1955 the ALAF was renamed the Royal Jordanian Air Force.

Key Dates

22 October 1923    Arab Legion established
1949    Arab Legion Air Force first formed
1955    First jet aircraft delivered – Vampire T.11
25 September 1955    Arab Legion Air Force renamed the Royal Jordanian Air Force
1958    First helicopters received – Westland Widgeon

Current Status

To be added.

Future Plans

Take delivery of 2 Ilyushin Il-76MF freighters.
A batch of six locally assembled Kamov Ka-226 helicopters is on order.

Markings

National Insignia

Current — Historical

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Jordanian military serial numbering system consists of a three or four digit mumber, e.g. 840 for a Hunter FGA.73A and 314 for an Alouette III. Serials are not reused once a type has been retired.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used.

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used.

Current Aircraft Inventory

Table of Current Service Aircraft

All-Time Aircraft Used List

All-Time Table of Aircraft Used

Aircraft NOT Used

False reports of aircraft on order or in service

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Amman.

Organisational Structure

The RJAF is organised into two commands, Operations Command for combat, transport and reconnaissance units and Training Command for primary and basic flying training. There is also a Special Operations Aviation Brigade, which appears to operate independently of the normal command structure.

Current Order of Battle

Table of Current Order of Battle

Historical Orders of Battle

List of Historical Orders of Battle – to be added.

All-Time Flying Units List

To be added.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

The main air bases currently used are Al Jafr, Al Mafraq, Amman-Marka IAP, El Azraq, H5 and Zarqa.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

In addition to the main bases, here are also a number of smaller airports and airfields around the country which are sometimes used by the Air Force.
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

More Information

Books

Jordanian Military Aviation Bibliography – to be added.

Magazines

To be added.

Websites

Official Jordanian Air Force webpage

wikipedia: Jordanian Air Force

Scramble: Jordanian Air Force

PlanePictures.net

Airliners.net

Air-Britain Photos: Jordanian Air Force

Facebook: Royal Jordanian Air Force

The Royal Jordanian Airforce

Jordanian Gendarmerie Air Wing

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

In July 1956 the Arab Legion was separated into distinct army and police elements. The police element was known as the Public Security Force (PSF). During the period of martial law from April 1957, the police were again placed under army control. In July 1958 the PSF was reestablished as a civilian force. The PSF reported to the Public Security Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior. A Public Security Air Wing was established in 1989, with the arrival of the first helicopters. The helicopters are flown by Air Force crews on behalf of the Police. In January 2008, Jordan set up a Gendarmerie force using various elements drawn from the Public Security Directorate, including the Air Wing. The new force comes under the control of the General Directorate of Gendarmerie (GDG).

Key Dates

1958    Public Security Force established.
1989    First helicopters delivered – Air Wing created.
16 Jan 2008    Gendarmerie established.

Current Status

The Air Wing is primarily involved in security and paramilitary duties.

Future Plans

None known.

Markings

National Insignia

          Main markingFin Flash

Prior to the creation of the Gendarmerie, JPSAW helicopters displayed the PSD insignia on the fuselage sides. The national flag was carried as a fin flash. POLICE service titles were also displayed. Gendarmerie markings are not known.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

The Air Wing serialling system comprises a two-figure number for each airframe, prefixed by the letter P, e.g. P-07.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Eurocopter EC635 4 4 0 Policing
MBB Bo 105CBS-4 3 3 0 Policing

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Eurocopter EC635 4 2007 current Germany
MBB Bo 105CBS-4 3 1989 current Germany

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Amman.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft are based at Al Matar Air Base, Marka.

Current Order of Battle

Squadron Type Base
JGAW EC635, Bo 105 Al Matar AB, Marka

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All helicopters are operated from Al Matar Air Base, Marka.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

Not applicable.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

None known.

Websites

Jordan Police Forces

Security and foreign forces (Jordan)

Jordanian Royal Flight

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The King of Jordan has used transport aircraft operated by the RJAF since at least 1958. By the 1970s however, the Royal Family had started using civilian aircraft.

Key Dates

19??    Jordanian Royal Flight first established.

Current Status

Jordanian Royal Flight aircraft are flown under contract to the royal family. The main operator is Royal Jordanian Airlines.

Future Plans

No information.

Markings

National Insignia

Jordanian Royal Flight aircraft fly in the colours of Royal Jordanian Airlines. The country title THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN is displayed on the fuselage in English on the starboard side and in Arabic script on the port side.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Royal Flight fixed-wing aircraft normally carry civilian registrations in the JY-Hxx series. The helicopters appear to carry two-digit serial numbers, e.g 02 for an S-70A-11.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Airbus A340-211 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Airbus A340-642 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Sikorsky S-70A-11 Black Hawk 3 3 0 VIP Transport
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk 2 2 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Airbus A340-211 1 2001 current Brunei
Airbus A340-642 1 2008 current France
Boeing 727-30 1 1975 1981 USA
Boeing 727-205 1 1980 1985 USA
Dassault Falcon 20 1 1972 1981 France
Dassault Falcon 50 2 1981 1997 France
de Havilland DH.104 Dove 8 1 1952 1988 UK
Gulfstream III 2 1986 1995 USA
Lockheed L.1011 TriStar 500 1 1984 2001 ?
Sikorsky S-70A-11 Black Hawk 3 1987 current USA
Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk 2 1995 1996 USA
Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk 2 2003 current USA
Sikorsky S-76A 2 19?? 19?? USA
Sud Aviation Alouette III 2? 1965 1988 France

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Amman.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Amman-Marka International Airport.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.


Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Amman-Marka International Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

airliners.net

airliners.net

planepictures.net

planepictures.net

planespotters.net

Jordanian Government Aviation Unit

Operator Profile

History

Narrative Summary

The Jordanian Government has had its own aircraft, separate from the Royal Flight, since at least 1978.

Key Dates

1978?    Jordanian Government Aviation Unit first established.

Current Status

Jordanian Government aircraft are flown under contract to the government by commercial airlines and business jet operators. Operators used include Arab Wings.

Future Plans

No information.

Markings

National Insignia

Jordanian Government aircraft fly in mainly white colour scheme, with a fuselage cheatline in the national colours. A golden crown appears on the fin. The country title THE HASHEMITE KINGDOM OF JORDAN is displayed on the fuselage in English on the starboard side and in Arabic script on the port side.

Aircraft Serial Numbers

Most government aircraft carry civilian registrations in the JY-Axx series, although some have out-of-sequence registrations such as JY-ONE, JY-TWO etc.

Unit/Base Codes

Coding system not used

Aircraft

Aircraft Designations

None – Manufacturers designations used

Current Aircraft Inventory

Aircraft Type Total Del’d Total Active Still on Order Role
Airbus A318-112 1 1 0 VIP Transport
Canadair Challenger 604 2 2 0 VIP Transport
Gulfstream 450 1 1 0 VIP Transport

All-Time Aircraft Used List

Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Out of Service Origin
Airbus A310? 1 1987 ? France
Airbus A318-112 1 2009 current France
Boeing 707 1 1980 1990 USA
Boeing 737-7BC 2 2004 2007 USA
Canadair Challenger 604 2 19?? current Canada
Gulfstream IV 3 19?? 1999 USA
Gulfstream V 1 19?? 1999 USA
Gulfstream 450 1 2007 current USA
Rockwell Sabreliner 75A 2 1978? 1982+ Arab Wings

Aircraft NOT Used

No false reports known.

Organisation

Main Headquarters

Amman.

Organisational Structure

All aircraft were based at Amman-Marka International Airport.

Current Order of Battle

Not applicable.

Historical Orders of Battle

Not applicable.

All-Time Flying Units List

Not applicable.

Air Bases

Current Air Bases

All aircraft are now based at Amman-Marka International Airport.

All-Time Air Bases Used List

To be added.

More Information

Books

To be added

Magazines

To be added

Websites

airliners.net

airliners.net

planepictures.net

planespotters.net