IAF to replace Avro aircraft soon
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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.


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

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