The Casa 101 jet trainer went into service in 1987 at the King Hussein Air College replacing the T37B.
By 1987 there were 149 fighter pilots, 30 transport pilots, 36 helicopter pilots and 47 attack helicopter pilots.
In August 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Air Force went on a high state of alert because of the possibility of Jordanian air space being used by other forces. They were ready to defend against any intrusion or violation by attacking targets in enemy territory rather than taking on a better equipped air force in combat. Technicians and pilots worked hard to keep the Air Force at the highest state of readiness with just border reconnaissance and monitoring taking place. Minimum training programmes were undertaken at this time.
Jordan suffered a comprehensive boycott due to her neutral stance so the Air Force had to minimise flying hours to adjust to the situation. It took some three years after the war for the flow of spares and support to return to normal.
Following these events the Air Force closely analysed what had happened in order to learn the lessons of the first Gulf War as related to modern air power.
Since the peace treaty was signed between Jordan and Israel in October 1994, the two Air Forces have established a direct link between them and have paid reciprocal visits.
In 1995 there were two flag ceremonies held, one in the UK and the other in Jordan between the two No 6 Squadrons. King Hussein and Prince Feisal attended.
February 1996 saw Jordan granted the status of a non-NATO ally.