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King Opens Factory of Jordan Aerospace industries

18 February 2004

His Majesty king Abdullah opened on Wednesday aircraft factory affiliated to Jordan Aerospace Industries (JAI) in its site at Queen Alia International Airport.

JAI was founded in 2001 in Jordan, because Jordan has a strong foundation for stability and security that is essential for tremendous economic growth in the aviation sector. JAI is a pioneer in introducing a new dimension to the aviation in the Middle East, the project is the first of its kind in region manufacture, assemble aircraft for training, aerial photography, search and rescue, sports and recreational activities and patrol and surveillance. 

The first stage of the project reached a total cost of JD30 million. (Evaluation Reports)

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·        Company Overview

(JAI) Jordan Aerospace Industries (LLC) was established for the first time in an Arab country in Jordan in 2001 as an (Single Person Limited Company) Owned by the investor Muayad Al-Samaraee. In 2002 the company obtained a special free zone concession - a special decision.

The King Opens Factory of Jordan Aerospace industries, Amman 18 February 2004

o   His Majesty king Abdullah opened on Wednesday aircraft factory affiliated to Jordan Aerospace Industries (JAI) in its site at Queen Alia International Airport.

o   His majesty the King toured the factory's facilities and looked into varieties of models of aircrafts in different sizes, which were manufactured by Jordanian engineers and technicians.

o   During the tour, the King was briefed on the production lines of the aircrafts, stages of manufacturing and safety measures, particularly Sama CH2000, the first aircraft manufactured by JAI for training in
the Middle East Academy for Aviation Sciences in Jordan.

o   The first stage of the project reached a total cost of JD30 million.

·        Intellectual properties value available to the company


(JAI) Jordan Aerospace Industries (LLC), its registration capital is US $ 7 million, equivalent to JD 5 million, and its in-kind capital to issue 3 type certificates amounting to US $ 44 million for the cost of aircraft designs converted to a globally licensed product. Another US $ 300 million can also be assessed by international companies about the cost of technology, patents, trademarks, intellectual property, excellence in aircraft manufacturing for the US military, and the design of the VTOL Submersible aircraft, which was adopted by the Marines. Her will is high and can still be done at any time).


The company has industrial expertise and high-value technologies, including "SAMA-CH2000-2000A/ SAMA-2020G2/ CH8000" type certificates, which are licensed, and its technology transferred from America  (to Jordan according to the American TA5CH certificate) and we developed the design in Jordan. To a product manufactured in an Arabian country (ORDER JO 7360.1 page A40) to become compatible with the specifications required for the Mideast, African and Asian region, and the cost of what was spent to assess the company to reach the possession of 3 type certificates, for aircraft to be relicensed based on the original design under CARC of Jordan, and related to the ICAO, equivalent to 44 million US $ as rated by McNeal & Associates Consultants – an Canadian Company, In the year of 2011 (attached type certificates).


(JAI) Jordan Aerospace Industries (LLC), specializes in the manufacture and development of various types of aircraft and their parts, airport equipment and ground support equipment for aircraft services, and another industrial product up to one hundred systems with its solutions. The company has surfaced to be an expert in the manufacture of, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) technologies and its air, land and marine platforms, Intelligence, (ISR) Mission. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) experts gather information regarding the enemy by observing their behavior and tracking movements. Staying three steps ahead of the enemy ensures mission success.


JAI won the industries its ISR aircraft so approved by the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command which bought a squadron of the SAMA CH2000 aircraft, visit the US Air Force website. The company was registered several (patents in the European Union) for Reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA), is a type of unit in the Army, adopted by the Jordanian counter-terrorism battalion (71) in its work and participation in the international warrior competition, also JAI designed and manufactured Covert intelligence platforms adopted by the General Intelligence Directorate, and funded its industry and proved Platforms are efficient. The company has won contracts to build several aircraft factories with the region countries. We are talking about the acquired right, and achievements, designs, intellectual property and patents, all with high value, over US $ 350 million. We also appreciate the value of these technologies owned by the JAI industrial group if updated and transferred to any developed country, the cost evaluation will certainly be increasing up to US $ 700 million due to the variation in experts work hours cost calculation there.


·        Royal Patronage for the investor and company

The company was Patronaged by His Majesty King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein. His Majesty personally inaugurated it to pioneer this industry and being the first Jordanian and Arab factory to manufacture aircraft globally licensed within the part FAR23, and the JAI company carried out a perfect cooperation with KADDB King Abdullah II Design and Development bureau for ten years contract started 2004-2013 JAI company obtained (Certificate of thanks and appreciation from KADDB). JAI company won the "Dubai Airshow as the Best Arab Aircraft Manufacturing Company" for the Middle East and Africa. The Royal Decree included granting Jordanian citizenship to the founder of Jordan Aircraft Industries and Development Company for the international innovator and investor Muayad S. Dawood Al-Samaraee.

Our company pursued from the first day of its work in Jordan by support the training projects. We supported the work of one of the main Jordanian academies since 2003, we supported them, to buy our unique product, the  Sama-CH2000, the first aircraft manufactured by JAI for training in the Middle East Academy for Aviation Sciences in Jordan, Sama-CH2000 is a high efficiency Aircraft, and a lot of Arab and foreign pilots' trainees, they graduated in this plane, and they registered their flying hours forever on a SAMA-CH2000 aircraft and we have all the pride in it, and what we done. Today, 20 years later, we remind everyone about what we did, and we are proud that there is still are no one in all the countries around within the Middle East and Africa, able to do our success on that time, since 2001.


The decision of the Board of Commissioners of the Jordanian-CARC, May 29, 2012


The Board of Commissioners of the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission decided on May 29, 2012, by virtue of Resolution No. (344) to cancel all certificates granted to the JAI Jordan Aerospace Industries Company, which are several type and production certificates that grant Jordan the right to manufacture aircraft licensed and approved globally by the World Aviation Organization.  ICAO) where this was done by the authority and without informing the company that owns the industrial right “Jordan Aerospace Industries”. The certificates are an outcome of the industrial rights for Jordanian aircraft, which were purchased from Canada and developed in Jordan to be manufactured in compliance with the US Federal Aviation Law (the former Jordanian Civil Aviation Law). … While the JAI company criticized this decision through the official Al-Rai newspaper in Jordan, and the company agreed in the end to transfer the safety conditions for its aircraft products and industries from the FAA regulations to the EASA regulations , where this work took eight-years to completed by JAI. Since 2012 to 2020. and when JAI submitted the required to CARC:

Since August 2020, the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission CARC apologized to us, by these words: 

Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission - CARC


Deputy General Manager


Jordan Aerospace Industries


QAIA Private Free Zone Jordan

Subject: Jordan Aerospace Industries (JAI) Type Certification


The Type certification process requires the availability of experts and expertise in different disciplines for defining the certification basis , agreeing the certification program and compliance verification , the number of experts ( experts in different disciplines such as Flight ( including Performance , Human Factors , Structures , Hydro mechanical systems , Electrical systems , Avionic systems , Powerplant , Transmissions , Cabin safety , Environmental Control systems Electronic Controls & Software , Noise & Environmental protection ) depends on the complexity of the aircraft and thus the certification project . CARC may or may not accept type certification applications depending on the availability of experts, expertise, manpower and resources to perform such projects in order to live up to the obligation of a state of design as obliged by the international rules and regulations.

Currently, CARC do not have the experts and expertise to perform type certification projects, therefore, we regret to inform you that we will not accept type certification applications at the current time.



Captain. Haitham Misto

Chief Commissioner



When you have the ability to manage a $3 billion regional-investment project, the idea of joining this investment (of Sustainable Urban Air Mobility) Via a country like Jordan without real passion from the aviation authority, on all sides will be difficult to accept. Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission CARC, it lacks the necessary funding, the ability to develop the investments, and it lacks passion.

As a result of the difficulty of exchanging positive ideas with the relevant authorities in Jordan regarding aviation affairs, the members of the Board of Directors of the MDs Consortium, which has supported the aircraft industry project in Jordan since 2001 until 2020, decided that, the time has come, and all expertise related to the Jordan project must be transferred to another country looking for these technologies. Since the end of 2022 we have been looking forward to being present in the Indonesian market and the rest of the ASEAN countries.

The JAI project (Jordan Aerospace Industries) carries a proud history, beginning from the establish time that we started in 2001 cross to the Royal Inauguration of the Aircraft Factory by His Majesty the King on February 18, 2004, through the manufacture of the Civil Trainer Aircraft, an Aircraft for Primary and Advanced Civil Training, an aircraft specifically designed to facilitate the training of flight cadets to become licensed pilots. The Sama features unique safety features, tandem flight controls and a streamlined cockpit arrangement.

Also, through the manufacture of ISR aircraft, RSTA (Acquisition, Surveillance, and Targeting) vehicle systems, covert surveillance vehicles, and the manufacture of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), otherwise known as a drone. All this success deserves to be continued in another country that has the desire and passion for continuing on that.

His Majesty the King of Jordan had a common dream with JAI in building the various aircraft industry in Jordan, with Muayad Alsamaraee, and JAIs succeeded in realizing this dream, and it became a reality since 2003 until the end of the 2020, especially, the last seven years, that we tried to transform the development of the designs of the aircraft that we manufacture, which are powered by fuel fossil to work by means of sustainable electric aviation, despite the project facing various challenges. the most difficult of which is the management of Jordanian labor commensurate with the requirements of the aircraft industry, and the difficulty of integrating foreign labor in such a project, which is located within an important and critical infrastructure, and other challenges caused by the war on terrorism and its negative consequences within Jordan's neighbors’ countries.

Today, what we can say, All thanks to His Majesty Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein the King of Jordan for his support for the project and his great confidence in the independence of this work since 2003 up to 2013, and thanks to everyone who contributed.