A fourth C-130J transport plane arrived at Bangladesh Air Drive (BAF) Base Bangabandhu in Kurmitola of the capital on Sunday, after a profitable ferry flight by BAF aircrew from the UK (UK).
The ferry flight, led by BAF Group Captain GM Shamim Reza, stopped for refueling in Cairo, Egypt, and Muscat in Oman, says a press launch.
That is the fourth of 5 US-made C-130J aircrafts the federal government is procuring from the UK in a authorities to authorities settlement. The aircrafts are being inducted into the BAF on a direct procurement settlement with the Royal Air Drive of UK, and a upkeep settlement with the UK-based Marshal Aerospace and Defence Group.
The plane was given the normal water salute when it landed at BAF Base Bangabandhu.
Assistant Chief of Air Employees (Operations), Air Vice Marshal M Shafiqul Alam, and British Excessive Commissioner to Dhaka, Robert Chatterton Dickson, have been current on the event.
The C-130J plane, outfitted with fashionable avionics and complicated expertise, shall be used for transportation of supplies and personnel for humanitarian help each at house and overseas. The aircrafts can even be used to help United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.
BAF plans to induct the fifth plane inside this 12 months. The inclusion of this contemporary C-130J plane in BAF stock will definitely improve the worldwide attain and operational functionality of the air drive.
The commanding air officers of BAF Base Bangabandhu and BAF Base Bashar, and different senior BAF officers, have been additionally current on the event.