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Pakpattan amateur airplane maker builds second plane for August 14

Fayaz sold his cattle to build the new plane

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August 13, 2019


Pakpattan man who built his own plane garners PAF recognition

He had dreamed of joining the PAF as a child

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May 6, 2019


How a Pakpattan school dropout built a plane

Mohammad Fayaz says he always wanted to become a pilot

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April 3, 2019


Air India gets default notices from banks, aircraft lessors: report

Three banks and two aircraft leasing firms have served default notices on Air India over the last few weeks, the Business Standard newspaper reported on Monday, raising concerns about the government-owned carrier’s state of finances and credit-worthiness.

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July 30, 2018


World’s largest passenger jet lands at the Islamabad Airport

An Airbus A-380, the largest passenger jet in the world, landed on Sunday at the new Islamabad International Airport. The aircraft is powered by four Rolls-Royce engines and has a wingspan of 262 feet. The aircraft is 79 feet in height. The plane has the capability of flying at 8,200 aeronautical miles. The 252 windows,…

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July 8, 2018


Israel carries out air strike in Gaza: army

Israeli aircraft attacked a target in the southern Gaza Strip on Saturday, the army said, and also closed the goods crossing between the Palestinian enclave and the Jewish state. Israel “targeted a terror infrastructure using fighter jets in the southern Rafah region, adjacent to the Egypt-Gaza Strip border,” an army statement said. “The Hamas terror…

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January 14, 2018


World’s largest amphibious aircraft makes maiden flight in China

BEIJING: China’s domestically developed AG600, the world’s largest amphibious aircraft, performed its maiden flight on Sunday from an airport on the shores of the South China Sea, the latest step in a military modernization program, reported Reuters. China has stepped up research on advanced military equipment as it adopts a more muscular approach to territorial…

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December 24, 2017


Pakistan signs agreement with Azerbaijan for sale of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Kamra brought another feather in its cap, when it signed an agreement with Azerbaijan for sale of ten Super Mushshak aircraft to Azerbaijan Air Force. The contract was signed at Azerbaijan, where Air Marshal Arshad Malik, Chairman PAC Kamra represented Pakistan; whereas, Azerbaijan was represented by Lieutenant General Ramiz Tahirov, Air…

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July 27, 2017


Air Canada jet nearly lands on taxiway in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISO: US aviation authorities are looking into an incident involving an Air Canada plane which nearly landed on a crowded taxiway instead of a runway at San Francisco airport, officials said Tuesday. The Air Canada Airbus A320 was cleared to land on Runway 28-Right at San Francisco International Airport shortly before midnight on Friday,…

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July 12, 2017


PIA taking steps to prevent smuggling of contraband items: spokesman

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has taken steps for prevention of any attempt to smuggle contraband items. A spokesman of the national flag carrier said in a statement here on Monday said that `PIA has taken a stern action to keep its fleet free from any effort of smuggling Narcotics or other contraband items…

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May 22, 2017


North Korea warns against U.S. ‘hysteria’ as it marks founder’s birth

PYONGYANG: North Korea warned the United States to end its “military hysteria” on Saturday or face retaliation as a U.S. aircraft carrier group steamed toward the region amid fears the North may conduct a sixth nuclear weapons test.

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April 15, 2017


PIA becomes first Pakistani airline to fly Boeing 737-800 aircraft

KARACHI: Two Boeing 737-800 aircraft acquired by the PIA on wet lease from a Turkish operator earlier this week were put into operation on Friday, a spokesman for the national flag carrier said here. “No other airline in Pakistan is currently using this aircraft,” it was pointed out. The aircraft have been obtained for a…

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January 20, 2017


No problem found in grounded ATR-72: PIA spokesman

KARACHI: An engineering team of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday inspected the plane at Multan airport that had aborted take off a day earlier due to some technical issue, said the spokesman for the national flag carrier here. He said the engineering team sent from Karachi to inspect the engines of the ATR aircraft…

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December 12, 2016


PIA grounds ATR fleet until thoroughly examined

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday said it has decided to ground entire ATR fleet until they are cleared for flights after technical checks. According to a press release issued by PIA’s public affairs division, in view of Civil Aviation Authority’s decision of holding shakedown tests of PIA’s entire ATR fleet, it has been decided…

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December 12, 2016


PIA dismisses reports crashed aircraft was faulty

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines on Friday slammed media reports that ATR-42 aircraft which crashed in Abbottabad, was faulty. “Media reports suggesting that there was some known defect in the aircraft before its last flight are also totally baseless. It defies common sense that pilots and engineers would fly an aircraft that does not meet safety…

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December 9, 2016


Iran threatened to shoot missiles at US Navy planes: defence official

Two “maritime patrol aircraft” were flying separate missions in a similar area in international air space earlier this month when they received three radio calls from Iranian air defense. “They were threatening to shoot at us, to shoot us down, or fire missiles at us,” the defence official said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead…

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September 13, 2016


And now 3D-printed aircraft

BERLIN: Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week — the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft. Windowless, weighing in at just 21 kilos (46 pounds) and less than four metres (13 feet) long, the drone Thor — short for…

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June 5, 2016


Egyptair aircraft hijacked, lands in Cyprus

ATHENS: A hijacker seized an Egyptian airliner on Tuesday and diverted it to Cyprus, triggering a hostage crisis at Larnaca airport on the south coast, Cypriot police said. Egyptian civil aviation said the hijacker had threatened to detonate an explosives belt. The hijacker contacted the control tower at 8:30 am (0530 GMT) and the plane…

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March 29, 2016


US F-16 jet crashes in Germany, pilot survives

BERLIN: A US F-16 fighter jet crashed Tuesday in southern Germany but the pilot parachuted to safety with only minor injuries, police said. The jet came down around 0730 GMT in a wooded area near the city of Bayreuth in Bavaria state, sparking a forest fire. The reason was not immediately clear. “The pilot managed…

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August 11, 2015


PAF C-130 aircraft airlift relief goods for flood-hit areas

ISLAMABAD: A PAF C-130 Aircraft carrying relief goods landed at Chitral on Saturday and evacuated 46 flood affectees on its way back to Islamabad. According to PAF spokesman, the PAF is undertaking rescue and relief operations in the flood affected areas of Chitral on the instructions of the government. (APP)

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July 25, 2015


Air Chief visits 24 Air Division, Chengdu Aircraft Industry China

ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF),  Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, who is on a five-day official visit to China on Wednesday visited 24 Air Div at Tianjin, China. On his arrival, he was received by Senior Colonel Wang Hongyan, Commander 24 Air Div. He was given briefing about the working…

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June 3, 2015