Chief of Air Staff of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan along with his spouse and three-member entourage left Dhaka for Canada on Sunday for an eight-day official visit.
He left the country at the invitation of Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant General A.D. Meinzinger, says an Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate press release on Monday afternoon .
During the visit, Chief of Air Staff of BAF will call on President and CEO of Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) Bobby Kwon and Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Affairs, Canada Paul Thoppil. They will exchange views on bilateral issues of mutual interest during the meetings.
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The Chief of Air Staff will visit Aerospace engineering and maintenance institute ‘CASCADE Aerospace’, ‘MAXCRAFT Avionics Facilities’ and ‘HELIWELDERS Canada Facility’. During this visit, he will observe the progress of BAF C-130B aircraft which is now under overhauling process at ‘CASCADE Aerospace’.
Besides, he will also visit ‘Bell Helicopter Facility’ and ‘Advantech Wireless Technology Ltd Facility’ in Ottawa.
It is expected that the visit of the Chief of Air Staff will play a vital role in regards to maintenance of BAF aircrafts and helicopters as well as expand the scope of mutual cooperation in professional sectors.
Mentionable that Chief of Air Staff of the BAF is scheduled to return home on June 23.