Invitation to Jordan sparks business relationship
After a successful Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) extended a visit request to a couple of S&K Aerospace employees that supported them in the United States. The RJAF was impressed by the level of support and professionalism shown by S&K Aerospace during their training at Red Flag.
John Sims, Vice President of Operations, and Matt Hellrung, Exercise Support Manager, traveled to Amman, Jordon, to tour their operations and to meet with senior RJAF officers to discuss potential support opportunities. S&K Aerospace has significant experience providing support for neighboring countries like Saudi Arabia.
During a meeting at the RJAF Headquarters with General Nassar Athamneh, Royal Jordanian Air Force Commander, John presented a framed picture of the RJAF F-16’s departing Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine, on their return trip from Red Flag to Jordon. The RJAF flew their aircraft all the way to Nellis Air Force Base for training. Also pictured (right) is Colonel Walid Barakat, Chief of Aircraft Supply Branch.
While in Amman, John and Matt were treated to a feast courtesy of Colonel Firas Masadeh, RJAF Red Flag Commander, and enjoyed a few historical sites. Pictured left, Matt is shown engulfed by the second century Roman Theater which was restored in 1957 and is now a major tourist highlight.