Nigeria to acquire 10 training aircraft from Pakistan

Nigeria has concluded arrangement to acquire 10 super mesh training aircraft from Pakistan Air Force to boost the country’s security, a top official said.


Chief of Air Staff (CAS) Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, disclosed this on Saturday at the graduation of Student Pilot Course (SPC) 41B in northern city of Kaduna.

He said the aircraft would be inducted into the 301 Flying Training School, Kaduna.

According to him, Pakistani pilots would soon arrive in the country to train Nigerian pilots at the 310 Flying Training School.

He said the induction of the super mesh aircraft would enhance the capability of student pilots to the full spectrum of military flying training.

The top official said in the pursuance of professionalism in the service, 20 out of 42 pilots recently departed Nigeria to be trained abroad.

He told reporters that 10 of the pilots were sent to South Africa while the other 10 were sent to the United Kingdom.

He added that another set of eight pilots were being trained at the International Aviation College, Ilorin.

The CAS said the Nigerian Air Force was doing everything humanly possible to locate and destroy the radio station allegedly being operated by Boko Haram insurgents. – Xinhua