|1946||Jordan becomes fully independent from Britain.|
|1958||Iraq and Jordan end federation.|
|1967||Six Day War – Israel seizes West Bank territories.|
|1988||Jordan cedes claims to West Bank to the PLO.|
|1994||Peace treaty with Israel.|
|1999||King Hussein dies – ruler since 1952.|
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.
Further National Information
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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Military Air Arms
Air Force (Royal Jordanian Air Force)
Central Government Agencies
Public Service Aviation
To be added
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – to be added
Martyr’s Memorial and Military Museum
Royal Jordanian Air Force Historic Flight (not public)
Jordan Aviation Bibliography – to be added