IAF to replace Avro aircraft soon

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 16:02

Nagpur: The Indian Air Force will soon be phasing out the old Avro aircraft and have sought a request for proposal, a senior IAF official said on Sunday.

The Avro aircraft will be replaced with modern ones.

A request for proposal (RFP) has been sought by the authorities, Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra, Air Officer in-Commanding in-Chief of IAF Maintenance Command here, told reporters on the sidelines of an air show at Sonegaon Airbase today.

Similarly, the Sukhoi-30 aircraft, which is overhauled by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) exclusively, will be joined by the IAF`s Base Repair Depot (BRD), Nashik in the work, the Air Marshal said.

Henceforth, the life extension overhaul will be carried out jointly the public sector company HAL and IAF`s own BRD, Nashik, he said.

Meanwhile, an air show was organised on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of IAF here.

The para-jumpers from Agra performed at the event while three Sukhoi-30 aircraft flew past while jumpers and air warriors drilling team displayed a combination of accuracy.

The para-dropping team was led by JWO A K Singh and S Sherawat led the drill team.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 16:02

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