Jordan Airmotive Company (sometimes referred to as JALCo) the legal successor of Royal Jordanian (RJ) Airlines (the official carrier of Jordan) is an engine overhaul facility, which was established back in 1985. The aim and purpose behind its creation back then was to support the Royal Jordanian airline fleet in terms of maintenance and overhaul requirements for the JT8D series, JT3D & RB211-524 series engines. The engine overhaul facility was established by Rolls-Royce (RR) as part of their support and aid for the L1011 Tri-Star aircraft operated by Royal Jordanian. The methodologies of work, policies, procedures and quality assurance system were the main drivers set forth by RR to govern and operate the engine shop.
A leap into the future
- In the year 2000 and as part of the many privatization plans adopted by the Jordanian government RJ’s engine overhaul shop became a private company owned by the government, known as Jordan Airmotive Limited Company (JALCo).
- In the year 2006 Jordan Airmotive became a totally private company owned by Adam Investment Group (A Jordanian holding company), and the 27,000 sqm facility emerged to take its place on the MRO world map, with a revived capability and ratings to include GE CF6-80C2 series (Fitted on A300, A310, B747, B767), CFMI CFM56-3 series (fitted on B737 Classic) in addition to its RB211-524 (fitted on B747 and Tri-Stars) and JT8D Series (fitted on B727,B737-100/200).
- The future plans of JA are targeting the CFM56-5B (fitted on A320 family) and last but not least the CFM56-7 (fitted on the B737NG).
The company renders its services of engine overhaul, repair and maintenance to many regional and international customers by virtue of its numerous and diverse approvals from prestigious competent authorities such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) and last but not least the Jordanian Civil Aviation Regulatory Commission (CARC). Its customer’s data base covers Middle East, Eastern & Western Europe, Far East, and Russia.