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NAF deploys aircraft for operation after one year of in-country maintenance


[FILES] Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Lagos yesterday said it was ready to deploy the C-130H Aircraft to the North Eastern and Western parts of the country for operations after one and half years of in-depth maintenance. The NAF917 workhouse was also inaugurated.

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this during his address at the Aircraft Maintenance Depot (ACMD) at the AirForce Base, Lagos yesterday. He said the C-130H Aircraft repair was carried out in the country by NAF engineers in collaboration with other technical partners.

“It gladdens me that the Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) of the aircraft was carried out in-country by NAF engineers and technicians in collaboration with our technical partners, Messrs SABENA TECHNICS,” he said, adding that the PDM of the Aircraft marked the beginning of a new dawn in the strategic plan to develop a robust capacity for in-country maintenance and sustenance of NAF platforms and equipment.

“The C-130H fleet in particular has been one of the key equipment used in providing sustainment to our troops involved in ongoing internal security operations through airlift and movement of troops, equipment, armament and other material. The C-130H has also been critical to NAF response to emergencies or in fulfilling Nigeria’s responsibilities to international peace keeping operations and ensuring stability.”

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