Area of Interest

About JATS and Jordan

JATS has differentiated itself as a high quality, professional aviation training center in the MENA region.  JATS offers a comprehensive range of training programs and courses for cockpit, cabin crew and aviation technical professionals.  The company offers a pleasant aviation training experience, covering scheduling, assist with hotel accommodation, free transportation between hotels and JATS, and a friendly meet and greet at the airport.

 

Located in the heart of the Middle East, strategically situated at the junction of Europe, Asia and Africa, Jordan has an amazing historic, cultural and archaeological heritage, and many natural wonders that are known worldwide.


Due to Jordan’s diverse geological nature, visitors can climb the majestic mountains of Ajloun, hike the Rose City of Petra, ride Arabian horses in Wadi Rum, sunbathe in the lowest point on earth - the Dead Sea and dive in the crystalline Red Sea waters of Aqaba.


One of the most compelling reasons to train at JATS is to experience the warm, friendly hospitality of the Jordanian people.  Visitors to Jordan are always greeted with a warm smile and a genuine welcome.

 

JATS’s training facilities combine 6 Full-Flight Simulators; 1 FTD training device, 3 CBT labs, Full Cabin Safety and Service training devices, First Aid lab, CPR classroom, Ground School facilities and a large number of highly experienced international instructors to serve the local and international airline industry.

 

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Jerash Festival


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Petra - The Red Rose City

 

The Dead Sea

 

Sunset at Wadi Rum

 

 

Amman

Spread over 19 hills, Amman has served as the modern and ancient capital of Jordan. There are many Biblical references to the city, which had become the Ammonite capital of Rabbath-Ammon and which is now referred to as the white city, due to its canvas of stone houses.


Amman has many fine hotels, restaurants, art galleries and museums. Shopping amenities vary from old markets and souqs full of gold and spices to modern boutiques offering local handicrafts and imported fashions.

 

- Time Zone: Local time is GMT +2 (starts last Thursday of October) and GMT +3 (starts last Thursday of March)

 

- Climate: Dry and hot in summer, while winter and spring are cooler and rainy.  June to September is the hottest months of the year where temperatures rise to about 32C (89.6F).  December to March is the coolest.  Snowfall often occurs and temperatures stay around 15C (59F) during the day.

 

- Electricity: Jordan’s electricity supply is 220 volts/50 cycles AC. Most hotels can accommodate 110 volts. Sockets are generally of the two-pronged European variety. Most varieties of adaptors and transformers are available in electrical shops throughout Jordan.

 

- Weights and Measures: Jordan operates on the metric system. Length is counted in meters, distances in kilometers, weight in kilograms and volume in liters.

 

- Country Code: + 962

 

- Language: Arabic is the official language, but English is understood by most people.

 

- Currency & Exchange Facilities: The currency is Jordanian Dinar (JD) which equals $1.4 US Dollars. (One US Dollar = 0.708 JD).  One JD is 1000 Fils.  Coin denominations are: 10, 25, 50, 100 Fils, 0.25, and 0.5 Dinar.  Paper denominations are: 1, 5, 10, 20 & 50 Dinars).

 

Credit cards are accepted at most large hotels, restaurants, and most stores. The most widely accepted cards are American Express, Visa, Diners Club and MasterCard.

 

- Transportation: Yellow taxis are safe to use and easy to find.

 

- Shopping: Mecca Mall, City Mall and Baraka Mall are good shopping locations.  Downtown Amman (Balad) offers old-time shopping and great deals.

 

- Official Weekend: Friday and Saturday is the official weekly holiday.  Banks and some businesses are closed but shops, tourist sites and services stay open. Business hours are from 8:00 to 15:00.

 

- Important Religious Observation Days:

          Easter (Christian)

          Prophet’s Ascension (Muslim)

          Ramadan fasting begins: (Muslim)

          Eid al-Fitr (Muslim)

          Eid al-Adha (Muslim)

          Islamic New Year

          Christmas (Christian)

          New Year