ISLAMABAD: (APP) The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Tuesday achieved another historic milestone whe the 1000th aircraft was rolled out after its complete overhaul in a grand ceremony.
The event was celebrated as a major benchmark in aviation history of Pakistan at the PAC Kamra, a PAF press release said.
Minister for Defence Production Rana Tanveer Hussain attended the ceremony as chief guest. Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF), Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, Vice President of China National Aero- technology Import and Export Corporation (CATIC) and other senior civil and defence officials were also present on the occasion.
Addressing the roll-out ceremony, Rana Tanveer Hussain 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 Sohail Aman highlighted the contributions of PAC in the PAF operations.
He said that 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.
The Air Chief also appreciated the close cooperation between the aviation industries of China and PAC and said that the present 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 two-seater Mushshak as well as JF-17 Jet Fighter which has become the standard workhorse of the Pakistan Air Force .