The ceremony was attended by ambassadors, Jordanian and international aviation companies’ CEOs, and members of the Jordanian and international aviation industry. New training contracts were signed during the ceremony between JATS and Middle East Airlines, Syrian Air, Iraqi Airways, Gulf Airways, Egypt Express, and NAS Air. A five-year exclusivity contract was also signed with Royal Jordanian Airlines.
Dr. Majid AlSadi, Chairman of Eastern Investment Group Holding, said: “Since our acquisition of 80% of JATS, we have invested heavily in developing and improving its facilities and services to become a world leader in its field.”
Dr. AlSadi highlighted the fact that JATS’ services continue to boost the efficiency of the aviation industry in Jordan and the Middle East. With the industry reaching unprecedented heights in terms of service providers and passengers, JATS continues to be a leader in the sector, according to the best world class practices. The Company’s highly qualified and specialized staff and facilities have provided training for a record-breaking 5,000+ trainees this past year.
The new simulators have been designed and manufactured based on the most current international standards and are approved by JAR-STD as Level D to operate all normal and abnormal training procedures and whatever is essential for the flight crew’s training for the different airlines in the Middle East and around the world. These new simulators will be added to the rest of JATS’ facilities, enabling JATS to cater to a wider percentage of trainees in Jordan and the globe. Currently, the JATS simulator portfolio includes: B767-300ER FFS, A310-300, A320-200, A320-200 FFS, B737-800NG and Embraer 170/190.
The B737 and Embraer simulators have been installed in the newly designed, hi-tech building at Queen Alia International Airport and the B767 at JATS’s facilities in Amman Civil Airport. This new building also contains offices, various training facilities, classrooms and a crew lounge.
The retired B707 simulator, which is one of the first B707 simulators that were manufactured in the early 60s, is showcased in the magnificent lobby, symbolizing the cross-over from the ‘old’ to the ‘new’ simulator technology.
In August 2006, Eastern Investment Group Holding acquired 80% of JATS as part of Royal Jordanian’s privatization scheme.
JATS’ Acting General Manager, Mr. Nasri Nowar, stated that the acquisition of these simulators serves to reinforce and strengthen JATS’ vision of providing the best, cutting-edge training for its trainees. He noted that JATS continues to enjoy its competitive advantage of aviation training in Jordan and the international aviation industry by constantly broadening its product range to meet the needs of its customers.
Mr. Nowar went on to add that JATS’ versatility, professionalism and expertise have stood the test of time; the Company offers top-notch training products and has positioned itself as a leading regional and international aviation training center. He also said that the accuracy of simulation is such that the omni-visual system can be used throughout the simulated flight envelope with optimum training efficiency, particularly during taxi, take off, low altitude flight, approach and landing.
JATS’ extensive training facilities now combine Airbus, Boeing and Embraer simulators. The Company offers complete training packages that cover a wide range of simulator- and classroom-based instruction for cockpit crew, cabin crew and airline staff from the domestic and international airline community.
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