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Jordanian King A340-2/600  
User currently offlineliftsifter From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 297 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7062 times:

Does anyone know which plane is currently in use for the HK of Jordan? I know the king was using an A318 for some time, and I wanted to know if he's ever even used the A340-600. In the past he was using an A340-200.




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User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 6050 times:

If I remember correctly King Abdullah II sold the A340-600 during the Arab Spring. He clearly didn't want to be seen spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a new jet during a period of anti-monarchist and civil unrest in the region. A clever move in my opinion. Although it looks beautiful and would be great for spotting it is very excessive considering the Jordanian Government already have an A318CJ and A340-200!

User currently offlineyowza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4860 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5963 times:

If I'm not mistaken I believe King Abdullah also has the world's only private blackhawk helicopter which he flies himself.

YOWza



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User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1310 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 1):
Although it looks beautiful and would be great for spotting it is very excessive considering the Jordanian Government already have an A318CJ and A340-200

The A340-200 was sold three years ago, so there's only the A318. I would not be surprised if they take the A340-600 anyway within a few years.  



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User currently offlineKaiTak747 From Switzerland, joined Aug 2012, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5769 times:

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 3):
The A340-200 was sold three years ago, so there's only the A318

My mistake - still, an A318 should do the job. If they need more seats than that they could always charter an A340-200 or A330 from RJ.


User currently offlineN503JB From Hong Kong, joined May 2000, 300 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5731 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 4):
My mistake - still, an A318 should do the job. If they need more seats than that they could always charter an A340-200 or A330 from RJ.

King Abdullah II and the royal family very rare to use RJ fleet and normally charter by private jet from the gulf when extra capacity is need. Only the accompany of the royal court would take RJ flight.

Example is last visit for the prince to HKG was by QR excecutive jet.

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User currently offlinefauzi From Brunei, joined Jul 2005, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5663 times:

Quoting yowza (Reply 2):
If I'm not mistaken I believe King Abdullah also has the world's only private blackhawk helicopter which he flies himself.

YOWza

Sultan of Brunei has one for him and one for the Crown Prince too



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User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3901 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 1):
A clever move in my opinion.

Only made possible by the stupid move of buying it in the first place.



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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5298 times:

Quoting yowza (Reply 2):
If I'm not mistaken I believe King Abdullah also has the world's only private blackhawk helicopter which he flies himself.

I hadn't heard about the Blackhawk, but I did see a photo of him riding his brand new Harley-Davidson a year or so ago.

Charley



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User currently offlinezkojq From New Zealand, joined Sep 2011, 1132 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4906 times:

Quoting KaiTak747 (Reply 1):
He clearly didn't want to be seen spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a new jet during a period of anti-monarchist and civil unrest in the region.

The irony being that the Jordanian Royal Family's finances are significantly more separated from that of the state than most other mid-east states. The A340-600 is registered VP-CDD (used to be JY-ASX). I believe it is currently stored in Basel.

Quoting BasilFawlty (Reply 3):
so there's only the A318.

The A318 is VQ-BDD

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User currently offlinefridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1442 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4573 times:
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