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PAF aircraft catches fire during crash-landing at Nur Khan airbase

RAWALPINDI: A C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) caught fire while making an emergency landing at the Nur Khan airbase on Friday. All crew members on board the plane remained unhurt. According to the PAF spokesperson, the fire that erupted in the aircraft has been put out. The C-130 aircraft was on a routine training mission. He said all the crew members on board the plane remained safe, adding that Air Head Quarters has ordered a probe into the fire incident to ascertain its cause. Earlier this year, a…

JF-17 Thunder aircraft performs during Zhuhai Air Show in China

ZHUHAI: A JF-17 Thunder fighter jet of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) put up a dazzling aerial performance during the Zhuhai Air Show in China.  The breathtaking aerial display by the seasoned aerobatics pilot wing commander Zeeshan Baryar included some stunning maneuvers like the muscle climb, thunder turns, slow speed pass and inverted flight. An over fifteen minutes jaw-dropping performance by 'Pride of The Nation', JF-17 Thunder aircraft, concluded with the trademark vertical rolls and disappearing in the blue skies…

Air Marshal Asim Zaheer appointed Vice Chief of PAF

ISLAMABAD: The government has appointed Air Marshal Asim Zaheer as Vice Chief of Air Staff of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), ARY NEWS reported on Saturday. Air Marshal Asim Zaheer was commissioned in GD (P) Branch of Pakistan Air Force in 1984. He is a qualified flying instructor. Air Marshal Asim Zaheer during his outstanding career has commanded a fighter squadron, an Operational Air Base and PAF Academy, Risalpur and also served as the Chief Project Director (CPD) Falcon. He is a graduate of Combat Commanders’…

PAF to participate in China Int’l Aviation Aerospace Expo next month

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force (PAF) will participate in the 12th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, or the Zhuhai Airshow, scheduled to be held from November 6 to 11 in Zhuhai, south China’s Guangdong province. The Chinese PLA Air Force has sent invitations to foreign air forces. Till date, air forces (Air Self-Defense Force) from 43 countries including Russia, Pakistan, the UK, Japan, ROK, and Australia have confirmed to participate, according to a senior official of the Chinese Ministry of Defence…

UAE Air Force acknowledges endeavors by PAF in modernising its fleet

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan visited the headquarters of the United Arab Emirates Air Force during his visit to the UAE on Sunday. Upon his arrival, a smartly turned out contingent of the UAE Air Force presented him the guard of honour. Later, the air chief called on Commander UAE Air Force and Air Defence Ibrahim Nasser Mohammad Al-Alaw in his office. Read More: Pakistan, UAE mull over ways for boosting bilateral investments During the meeting the air chief said the…

PAF’s JF-17 Thunder hogs limelight at Radom air show in Poland

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force’s JF-17 Thunder exhibited its dazzling aerial display during the opening day of Radom International Airshow at Radom-Sakdu Airport, Poland, on Sunday. Painted in the colour scheme of Pakistan’s national flag, the pride of the nation, JF-17 roared in the Polish skies and left the spectators spellbound with its breathtaking manoeuvres, said a PAF press release issued here. The thundery performance by PAF’s display pilot, Wing Commander Zeeshan Baryar, included some extraordinary aerobatics…

PAF’s JF-17 thunder, Super Mushshak to perform in Radom Air Show in Poland

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) two JF-17 Thunder and one Super Mushshak aircraft along with pilots, technicians and engineers of the PAF arrived at Air Base, Deblin (Poland) to participate in the Radom International Air Show 2018. The Air Show is part of the celebrations of the 100th Anniversary of Polish Air Force, a press release issued here by PAF said. The air-show will start on August 25, at the Radom-Sadkow Airport, Poland and would continue till August 26. One PAF JF-17 and Super Mushshak aircraft…

2 injured as helicopter crash lands at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan airport

PESHAWAR: A helicopter crash-landed at Peshawar's Bacha Khan airport on Saturday. Four persons were on-board, two of them were injured during the incident, however, no fatalities were reported, according to the sources within the airport administration. Fire brigade trucks and ambulances have reached the runway for rescue. Security forces cordoned off  the premises earlier soon after the incident took place. In a similar incident, on June 26, a trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed while landing at the…