Pakistan to supply 52 trainer aircraft to Turkey

ISLAMABAD Nov 23 (APP): Pakistan would supply 52 trainer Mushshak aircraft to Turkey as an agreement to this effect has been signed between both the brotherly countries.
This landmark sale contract was signed during IDEAS 2016 being
held at Expo Centre Karachi, a Pakistan Air Force (PAF) press release issued here on Wednesday stated.
Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and Mustafa Seker, Deputy Undersecretary Turkish Ministry of Defence Industry signed the contract.
As per the agreement, PAC will provide 52 Super Mushshak Trainer aircraft to Turkish Air Force for primary training of its pilots.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja
Muhammad Asif, Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain and Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Chief of the Air Staff Pakistan Air Force along with high ranking officials of Pakistan and Turkey were also present at the occasion.
This contract would not only open new avenues for export of
aviation equipment to foreign countries but also help in generating revenue for the country.
The Super Mushshak aircraft is already in service with PAF, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Iran and South Africa.
The deal further strengthens PAC’s status as a world class aviation industry producing the supersonic JF 17 Thunder and Super Mushshak trainer aircraft.
Besides this other Memorandum of Understandings were also signed at the occasion.
In the first one, PAC in collaboration with Telec Electronics and Machinery Pvt Ltd will jointly offer the engine repairs and overhaul facilities to the customers.
Another important MoU was signed with STI for the procurement
of 02 Super Mushshak flight simulators.
These contracts have been signed with an aim to support and promote the local aviation industry in the country.