Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Wednesday announced to achieve another significant milestone when the 50th indigenously overhauled C-130 aircraft was rolled out in a grand ceremony held at the base here. Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman was the chief guest at the occasion, a PAF press release said.
On his arrival at the venue, a smartly turned out contingent presented him the Guard of Honour. It was followed by the fly past of three ship formation of C-130 aircraft. Later on, the air chief unveiled the 50th overhauled aircraft and also keenly observed the various parts of the aircraft.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief guest appreciated the efforts and dedication of officers and technicians of No 130 Air Engineering Depot for their contributions to the national cause of self-reliance in defence industry. He said along with other fighter jets, C-130 aircraft had played a significant role in the war against terrorism.
He reiterated his resolve to make the PAF self reliant in the field of aircraft maintenance, thus saving valuable financial resources for the country. The ceremony was attended by high ranking civil and defence officials of Pakistan and defence attaches of friendly countries.—APP