CAA gets PAF support to run new airport’s affairs




ISLAMABAD: Following the tradition of assisting national organizations, the PAF has lent a hand to Civil Aviation Authority for smooth and safe conduct of operations at the newly constructed Islamabad International Airport.

In coordination with and on request of CAA, a C-130 flight with passengers and luggage landed at the newly constructed runway of the airport on Friday to assess instrument landing pattern and the quality of the landing strip.

Earlier, various PAF aircraft including light weight Super Mushshak trainer and Hercules transport aircraft had also landed at the runway, paving way for the successful landing of the first PIA mock flight at the airport. To de-conflict the air traffic, PAF in consultation with CAA air traffic controllers has readjusted its flying training areas and routes for smooth paths of new airport.

Moreover, PAF has also established a Air Traffic Control Squadron, manned by qualified controllers to ensure the smooth air traffic flow round-the-clock at the new airport. Civil Aviation Authority Acting Director General Air Vice-Marshal Usaid-ur-Rehman Usmani has acknowledged the vigorous support of PAF in running the new airport and hoped that this mega project would usher in a new era of prosperity.




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