Roll-Out Ceremony of 1000th Overhauled Aircraft held at PAC Kamra
Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra achieved another historic milestone when in a grand ceremony the 1000th aircraft was rolled out after complete overhaul. This event was celebrated as a major benchmark in aviation history of Pakistan. Mr. Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Defence Production was the chief guest at the occasion. Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force also attended the ceremony. Vice President of China National Aero-technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) and other senior civil and defence officials were also present. While addressing at the occasion, the chief guest appreciated the efforts and dedication of officers and technicians of PAC Kamra for their contributions to the national cause of self-reliance in defence industry. He also lauded the role of Chinese friends for their continued and uninterrupted support and patronage. He highlighted that the Pak-China relationship has matured into a strategic partnership with more opportunities of development and professional growth. The Air Chief, while speaking on the occasion, highlighted the contributions of PAC in sustenance of PAF operations. He said, "The aircraft produced by PAC have not only saved valuable foreign exchange but also enabled Pakistan to emerge as a self-reliant country in the field of aviation". ACM Sohail Aman also appreciated the close cooperation between the aviation industries of China and PAC and said that the achievement was yet another remarkable milestone in the history of Pak-China defence cooperation. Managing Directors of Aircraft Rebuild Factory and Avionics Production Factory presented the overview and brief history of these factories, respectively. Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra has emerged as a well-equipped manufacturing and service base for producing 2-seater Mushshak aircraft as well as JF-17 Jet Fighter aircraft which has become the standard workhorse of the Pakistan Air Force.