His Royal Highness Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein inaugurated on Sunday the Air Safety Organization Conference of the European Air Forces/146, Petra News Agency reported.
Commander of the Jordanian Royal Air Force, Major General Yousef Al-Hunaiti, delivered a speech in which he underlined the need to unify the concepts of air safety and pay further attention to methods of reducing accidents. He noted that the aviation safety program is the key to ensure the success of the aviation sector.
Held from 1-5 July 2018, the conference is organized, for the first time, in the Middle East with wide European participation.
Born 11 October 1963, Prince Faisal bin Al is a son of King Hussein and Princess Muna, and the younger brother of King Abdullah II. From time to time, he has served as Regent during his brother's absences abroad.
His university education was at Brown University (USA) from where he graduated in 1985 with a bachelor degree in electrical engineering. The Prince also graduated with a master’s degree in management from the London Business School in 1988.During his university years, he took flying lessons and obtained a private pilot’s license.
Prior to graduating from Brown University, Prince Faisal served in the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF), from which he received helicopter training.
In the summer of 1985, he gained his RJAF wings and then underwent officer training with the Royal Air Force at Cranwell, United Kingdom. Remaining at Cranwell, he did his RAF Basic Flying Training in 1986 before moving to RAF Valley where he completed Advanced Flying Training on jets and received his RAF wings in 1987. Later that year, he completed further flying training at the Tactical Weapons Unit, at Chivenor in Devon.