Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan accorded a reception to the gallantry award holders and heroic freedom fighters of the Bangladesh Air Force, heroic Pilots of `Kilo Flight’ and their successors on Thursday at BAF Shaheen Hall of Tejgaon in the city. In response to the call of the Father of the Nation, valiant freedom fighters of the Bangladesh Air Force joined the great Liberation War. Besides, the members of kilo Flight made a rare example in air combat. 17, 359 MT rice, 7, 614 MT Aman paddy to be collected from Naogaon this season The contribution of the heroic freedom fighters and the members of Kilo Flight are remembered with utmost respect by the nation. In recognition to their sacrifice, the reception was organised on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day 2023 where a total of 26 heroic Freedom Fighters and their successors were present. The Pilots of `Kilo Flight’ and their successors were also present in the ceremony, said a ISPR media release. Dengue: 7 more die; 1,094 hospitalised in 24hrs The Chief of Air Staff exchanged greetings with the heroic Freedom Fighters and their successors during the event. In his speech, the Air Chief respectfully recalled the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and all heroic freedom fighters including the martyrs of Libaration War. "Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has continued her efforts to build the Air Force as desired by the Father of the Nation. Bangladesh Air Force, which was born with only three aircraft on the battlefield of the Liberation War, is today equipped with sophisticated fighter aircraft, transport aircraft, helicopters, various types of radars, missiles and even overhauling technology," he said. Brac Bank’s TARA launches savings campaign with special offer for women A number of projects have been undertaken to increase operational and administrative capacity and several projects have been successfully implemented The sacrifice and contribution of heroic freedom fighters and the members of Kilo Flight have become the source of inspiration for all the present members of the Bangladesh Air Force. Principal Staff Officers and Senior Officers of the Bangladesh Air Force were present on the occasion.
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is going to replace its two contingents consisting of 252 members at the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission deployed in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Currently, two BAF contingents, deployed in DR Congo, will be replaced by other two contingents while a contingent of 153 members has already left Dhaka for Congo Saturday as part of the replacement, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said on Saturday. Another contingent of 99 members will depart for Congo on 16 February this year. These contingents are Utility Aviation Unit-20 and Air Transport Unit-13 led by Air Commodore Khan Md Mahmudul Huq and Group Captain Md Mahbub Ahmed Choudhury respectively. Mentionable, the BAF has achieved a good reputation and glory by performing their duties in mitigating conflict with efficiency, professionalism and sincerity in DR Congo. Also Read: Peacekeeping: BAF set to replace two contingents in MONUSCO A special Munajat was offered seeking for more excellence of the contingents at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport before leaving the country for Congo. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal AHM Fazlul Haque was present during the departure. Earlier, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan briefed the contingent members at BAF Base Bashar while a special Munajat was also offered for the success of the mission. Hannan advised them to discharge their duties with honesty, professionalism and sincerity and bring honour for the BAF as well as the country.
Bangladesh Air Force(BAF) is on the verge of replacing its contingent at the United Nations Mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO). Chief of Air Staff of the BAF, Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan briefed the new contingent members to be deployed in Congo at Bangladesh Air Force Base Bashar in the city on Monday, says an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) directorate. While addressing, Chief of Air Staff advised them to discharge their duties with discipline, honesty, professionalism and sincerity to bring good reputation for Bangladesh in general and Bangladesh Air Force in particular. Read more: UN peacekeeping: Air chief briefs contingent members to be deployed in Mali Thereafter, he participated in a special munajat arranged for the success of the contingents. Among others Principal Staff Officers, Air Officers of Dhaka area, senior BAF officers of Air Headquarters and Bases were present at the occasion. Mentionable that, total 252 members of two contingents (Utility Aviation Unit and Air Transport Unit) are proceeding to DR Congo where BAF has deployed 6 X Mi-Series helicopters and 01XC-130B transport aircraft and ground support equipment.
The certificate award ceremony of No 61 Flying Instructors’ Course of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held at Flying Instructors’ School (FIS), Arulia Air Field in Bogura district on Sunday. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and distributed certificates among the course participants. In his speech, the Chief Guest mentioned that now the student officers are part of a glorious team of Flying Instructors who will train the future pilots with skill to defend the sky of our beloved motherland. Also read: Certificate award ceremony of BAF aircraft accident investigation course held A total of 15 officers attended the course, out of which 14 officers from Bangladesh Air Force and one officer from Sri Lanka Air Force and successfully completed the course. Squadron Leader Nawaz Mohammad Sharif, GD(P) of no 61 Flying Instructors’ Course was adjudged as the best all round student officer and awarded with the prestigious ‘Mofiz Trophy’. Officer Commanding of Flying Instructors’ School (FIS) Group Captain Mehedi Hasan gave a brief resume on the course conducted by the school. Also read: BAF displays colorful fly past, aerobatics show to mark Padma bridge opening Among others, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal Md Shafiqul Alam, Air Officer Commanding of BAF Base Birsreshto Matiur Rahman Air Vice Marshal M A Awal Hossain and senior officers of Armed Forces were also present on the occasion.
The certificate award ceremony of the No. 11 Aircraft Accident Investigation course of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held at the Flight Safety Institute in Dhaka Thursday. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Maintenance) Air Vice Marshal Sade Uddin Ahmed attended the ceremony as chief guest and distributed certificates to the student officers. Twelve student officers participated in this course over 17 working days. Read: BAF training aircraft crashes in Tangail; pilot killed Of the participants, five officers were from BAF; two each from Bangladesh Navy, Sri Lanka Air Force, Tanzania Air Force and one from Pakistan Air Force. Lieutenant Commander Md Shahnur Talukdar Munna of Bangladesh Navy secured the first position in the course, according to the Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate. Senior BAF officers, guests from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy and the Pakistan High Commission were present at the ceremony.
Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of air staff of Bangladesh Air Force, returned home Thursday from an official visit to Canada. Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan's visit is expected to strengthen the existing Bangladesh-Canada ties and play a vital role in the maintenance of BAF aircraft and helicopters, expanding the scope of cooperation in professional sectors in future. The chief of air staff had left Dhaka for Canada last Sunday at the invitation of Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant General AD Meinzinger, the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate said Friday. During the visit, Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan called on President and CEO of Canadian Commercial Corporation Bobby Kwon and Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Affairs Canada Paul Thoppil. They exchanged views on bilateral issues of mutual interests. The chief of air staff visited the aerospace engineering and maintenance institute "Cascade Aerospace," "Maxcraft Avionics Facilities," and "Heliwelders Canada Facility." During this visit, he observed the progress of the BAF C-130B aircraft, which is under overhauling process at Cascade Aerospace. Also, the chief of air staff visited the "Bell Helicopter Facility" and "Advantech Wireless Technology Facility" in Ottawa. Also read: BAF fully capable of protecting Bangladesh air space: Air Chief
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. Also read: President Parade 2022 held at BAF Academy 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. Also read: Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Recruitment Circular 2022: Job Circular for the Position of Officer Cadet 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.
Chief of Air Staff Shaikh Abdul Hannan on Monday said that Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is fully capable to protect the air space of the country. The Air Chief Marshal said this after witnessing the ongoing Annual Exercise of Bangladesh Air Force named “WINTEX-2022” in BAF Base Zahurul Haque in Chattogram on Monday. The 3-day long Annual Exercise of Bangladesh Air Force named “WINTEX-2022”, which began on Sunday, is continuing in full swing. The main objective of “WINTEX-2022” is to assess BAF present capability and also to identify different weaknesses to improve further through evaluation of tactics and acquisition of assets. Overall, this exercise is surely going to expand BAF capability to safeguard our national airspace in coming days. The Air Chief also visited BAF Base Bangabandhu in Dhaka and Base Sheikh Hasina in Cox’s Bazar on the same day on Monday to witness the exercise. READ: Certificates handed out after BAF's 60th flying instructors course After witnessing the exercise in Chattogram, Chief of Air Staff also said that after learning from this exercise our pilots would attain more efficiency in their profession, says a press release of Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR). As part of the exercise, BAF pilots are conducting various types of mission with fighter, transport & helicopters following air combat tactics and procedures since 6 March (Sunday). All such mission includes Combat Air Patrol (CAP), ground attack, troops & logistic transportation, tactical reconnaissance, Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR) and Combat Air Support (CAS) for own land & maritime forces. The exercise mission and activities are carried out all over Bangladesh airspace from six major BAF bases and its different units located at Shamsernagar, Tangail, Sudharampur, Lalmonirhat, Rasulpur, Bogra, Barisal. READ: BAF Flight Safety Officers' Course: 15 trainee officers receive certificate Apart from different aircraft and helicopters, all BAF personnel along with Air Defence Radar, Surface to Air Missile (SAM) units are also taking part in this exercise.
The certificate awarding ceremony of the 60th Flying Instructors’ Course of the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) was held at the Flying Instructors’ School (FIS), Arulia Air Field, here on Tuesday. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan attended the ceremony as the Chief Guest and distributed certificates among the 16 course participants. In his speech, the Chief Guest appreciated the course participants for being part of a respectable group of Flying Instructors who will train the ab initio pilots to defend the skies of the beloved motherland. READ: BAF Flight Safety Officers' Course: 15 trainee officers receive certificate Squadron Leader Muhammad Shadman Ali, GD(P) of no 60 Flying Instructors’ Course was adjudged as the best all round student officer and awarded with the prestigious ‘Mofiz Trophy’. Officer Commanding of Flying Instructors’ School (FIS) Group Captain Mehedi Hasan gave a brief resume on the course conducted by the school. READ: BAF air defence exercise: 'ADEX 2021-1' held Among others, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Operations) Air Vice Marshal M Shafiqul Alam and Air Officer Commmanding of BAF Base Birsreshto Matiur Rahman Air Vice Marshal M A Awal Hossain and senior officers of Bangladesh Air Force were also present on the occasion.
A two-day Archery Judges Refreshers Course '2022, organised by Bangladesh Archery Federation (BAF), begins on Friday (Jan 28) at the Archery Federation office in the city. BAF general secretary Kazi Razibuddin Ahmed Chapal will inaugurate the course at 11 am. Also read: Diya, Rubel win first-ever silver medal for Bangladesh in Asian Archery Eleven men and five women will participate in the two-day long course to be held from 9 am to 7 pm. BAF member and member secretary of the Federation's Judges Committee M Faruk Dali will act as the Course Director. Also read: Asian Archery: Bangladesh wins two bronze medals for 1st time