Jordan Aerospace Industries, the first private company in the
Middle East to manufacture, assemble and service light aircraft,
has won a tender issued by the Iraqi provisional government for 16
light surveillance aircraft.
"For an American competitor, it is costly to manufacture
and transport aircraft to Iraq. It is also risky, in terms of
security, to transport aircraft parts and to send assembling teams
to Iraq, let alone the labor costs."
Source: Muayyad Samarrai, Jordan
Aerospace Industries director, commenting on some of the
reasons why his company was able to win the first Iraqi tender to
provide light surveillance aircraft to its Air Force.
AD NUMBER: 2004-22-14
SUBJECT: Airworthiness Directive 2004-22-14
SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness
directive (AD) for certain Saab Model SAAB SF340A and SAAB 340B