Bangladesh Air Force
UN peacekeeping: Air chief briefs contingent members to be deployed in Mali
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) is about to replace its contingent at the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of air staff of BAF, gave directives to the new contingent members at Dhaka Cantonment on Wednesday. The chief of air staff advised them to discharge their duties with discipline, honesty, professionalism and sincerity to bring a good reputation for BAF as well as for the country, said the Inter Services Public Relation Directorate. The chief of air staff also advised them to brighten the country's image by performing their duty cordially through respect, compassion and care for all irrespective of religion. Read more: Bangladesh Air Force stands ready for post-Sitrang response He also urged everyone to set an unprecedented example abroad by following various regulations of the UN. One hundred and ten of one contingent (Airfield Services and Management Unit) will go to Mali where BAF deployed necessary airfield and ground support equipment. Read more: BAF helicopters sent to UN peacekeeping mission in CAR
PM reaches Jashore, speaks at President Parade in BAF Academy
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said Bangladesh Air Force is now more powerful and up-to-date than ever before, due to measures taken by her government for the development of the force. “Today's Air Force is much more powerful, modern and agile than it was in the past in terms of infrastructure, tactics and technology,” she said. The PM was addressing the President Parade (winter)-2022 of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Academy in Jashore. At the function, a total of 10 flight cadets received the flying badges from her for their successful completion of the basic flying training in PT-6 aircraft. Besides, a flight cadet received the coveted Sword of Honour and Commandant’s Trophy, while two others received Birshreshtha Matiur Rahman Trophy and Chief of Air Staff Trophy for their best performances in different categories during the 81st BAFA course. Read more: My dream is to see Bangladesh playing World Cup football: PM Hasina Speaking at the event, Sheikh Hasina said her government has taken various steps to increase the operational capacity of the air force after assuming power in 2009. The steps include the induction of F-7 BGI fighter aircrafts, C-130J transport aircraft with the latest avionics, MI-171Sh helicopters, and maritime search and rescue helicopters in the fleet of the air force. “As a result, our Air Force today is a smart and efficient force,” she said. The PM asked newly-commissioned officers of Bangladesh Air Force to develop a sense of responsibility towards the country and its people to gain public trust and confidence. “You will have to have a sense of responsibility towards the country and its people,” she said. Sheikh Hasina said members of the air force or the armed forces stand beside people of the country and serve them during disasters – cyclone, flood – or accidents. Read more: Don’t harm nature during project implementation: PM Hasina To gain public trust and confidence is most important, she said. “We don’t want war, rather want peace. We believe in the policy of friendship with all. Even then, we’ll have to maintain excellence from every aspect, getting training and to move with confidence,” she said. In line with the Defence Policy-1974, framed by Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, her government has formulated a long-term ‘Forces Goal-2030’ for the Armed Forces, which is being implemented, the PM said. She said the AL government has set up Bangabandhu Aeronautical Centre, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Aviation and Aerospace University in Lalmonirhat, and started the operation of Air Defence Notification Centre. She said now a project of experimental aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicle construction through Bangladesh Air Force's own manpower and acquired technology is underway. “I think a new era will open for us (over the aircraft manufacturing industry), if we can do these (complete the project),” she added. Read more: PM Hasina hails the Armed Forces for standing by the people : PM Sheikh Hasina said her government has always put emphasis on the development and modernisation of training facilities to enhance the overall efficiency of air force personnel. To ensure improved and time-befitting training, the latest Yak-130 combat trainer with state-of-the-art fly-by-wire and digital cockpit, K-8W jet trainer, L-410 transport trainer, AW119KX helicopter trainer and different simulators have been added to the air force, she said. The most recent addition was the Grob training aircraft. The basic flight training will be started with this state-of-the-art training aircraft, she said, adding that the night vision trainer has also been added to facilitate flying training of the Air Force pilots at night. The government has approved the organisational structure of Helicopter Simulator Training Institute and Airman Training Institute and most recently the organisational structure of the Air Command Operations Center. “As a result, our air defence system has become foolproof and it’s easier to monitor a wide range of aircraft operations in the country's airspace. Not only operations and training, we’ve taken multi-faceted welfare initiatives to improve the lives of all serving and retired members of the Bangladesh Air Force,” she said. Pointing at the passing cadets, the premier asked them to strive for professional excellence through proper training. Earlier, the PM inspected the smartly turned-out parade and took salute at the BAF Academy Parade Ground as well as witnessed a spectacular fly-past and aerobatic display. On her arrival at the venue, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan received the Prime Minister.
Air force chief leaves for US
Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of air staff of Bangladesh Air Force, left Dhaka for the US Tuesday at the invitation of General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., chief of staff of US Air Force. During the visit, Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan will pay a courtesy call to the US Air Force chief of staff. General Charles Brown and Air Chief Marshal Abdul Hannan will discuss bilateral issues of mutual interests at the Pentagon, said the Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) Directorate. Air Chief Marshal Abdul Hannan's visit is expected to play a vital role in strengthening the Bangladesh-US ties. Read: Bangladesh Air Force chief leaves for UK Also, the Bangladesh Air Force chief will join the International Air Chiefs Conference hosted by US Air Force in Washington DC. Air chiefs and high officials of the air force of nearly 50 countries will also join it. Later, Air Chief Marshal Abdul Hannan will attend an air show, marking the 75th anniversary of US Air Force.
Certificates awarded for 61st BAF Flying Instructors’ Course
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.
Air chief returns home from UK
Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan, chief of air staff of Bangladesh Air Force, returned home Wednesday from an official visit to the UK. Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan's visit is expected to strengthen the Bangladesh-UK ties and enhance the scope of cooperation in the professional sectors. The chief of air staff left Dhaka for the UK on a seven-day official visit at the invitation of Air Chief Marshal Sir Mike Wigston, chief of the air staff of the Royal Air Force, according to the Inter Service Public Relation Directorate. Read:Air Chief back from Turkey Air Chief Marshal Abdul Hannan visited the C-130 Hercules aircraft maintenance, modification and repairing organisation Marshall Aerospace Facility. Also, he attended the Global Air Chiefs' Conference 2022 organised by the Royal Air Force in London. The conference included seminars on operational integration, technological adaptation, and digital skills. After that, the chief of air staff attended the world's largest air show Royal International Air Tattoo 2022 at Royal Air Force Fairford. Air Chief Marshal Abdul Hannan also attended the Farnborough International Airshow 2022 in London.
Air force chief returns home from Canada
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
Man injured while receiving flood relief dies in Sylhet
A 45-year-old man who sustained injuries while collecting relief thrown from a helicopter of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) in Tahipur upazila in Sunamganj on Monday died at a hospital in Sylhet on Tuesday. The deceased was identified as Biplab Mia, son of Shahid Ali of Tahirpur upazila. Matiur Rahman Moti, former member of Tahirpur union, said BAF members distributed relief materials among the flood victims from a helicopter at Sheikh Russel Mini Stadium at Tahirpur upazila headquarters on Monday. Six people including Biplab suffered injuries while they were scrambling for the relief materials. The injured were taken to Tahirpur Upazila Health Complex. Read: Flood situation worsens in Kurigram, over 2 lakh affected Of the injured, Biplab, father of two sons and two daughters, was shifted to Ragib Rabeya Medical College on Monday night where he succumbed to his injures around 9 am on Tuesday.
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Recruitment Circular 2022: Job Circular for the Position of Officer Cadet
Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) officer cadet circular 2022 has been published on the official website www.joinbangladeshairforce.mil.bd. Manpower will be recruited as Air Force cadet officers in the 87th BAFA course. If you pass HSC from any group, you can also join Bangladesh air force as an officer. Other application qualifications are given in detail in this post. The process of application, recruitment exam date, exam center, and related matters are also discussed in detail. All information is taken from the 87 BAFA circular. So let’s explore then. Recruitment Circular 2022 for the post of Officer Cadet in the Air Force The Bangladesh Air Force (Biman Bahini) has always been committed to keeping the skies of Bangladesh free from enemies. This force protects the airspace of our mainland as well as provides air support to the Navy and Army. It is an honor to serve in the BD Air Force. Good news for those candidates who are interested in serving in the Air Force! Biman Bahini officer cadet circular has been published. All male and female candidates can apply. Eligible candidates will be recruited for the 87th BAFA course. Read: Made-in-Bangladesh locomotive parts in the offing to save money, create jobs BAF OFFICER CADET JOB CIRCULAR AT A GLANCE Org/Company: Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) Post: Officer Cadet Vacancies: Not specific Job Type: Full time Location: Anywhere in Bangladesh Salary: BDT. 10,000/- (During training) Application Fee: BDT. 1,000/- Application: Online Online Application Started: 18 February 2022 Application Last Date: 09 September 2022 Possible Joining Date: 01 January 2023 BAF Recruitment All Information Related to the Application Let’s know all the information regarding the application. Information is taken from the newly published air force cadet officer job circular. Read: Jobs in Bangladesh Air Force: The application time for the recruitment post of Officer Cadet in the 86th BAFA course of the Air Force has increased Eligibility for Application Nationality: Bangladeshi. Marital Status: Unmarried. Age Limit: 16 years 06 months to 22 years. The date of determination of age is 01 January 2023. Educational Qualifications: SSC and HSC exam results are required for application. GD(P) : Candidates have to get GPA 4.50 in both the exams from Science group. Must also get at least ‘A’ grade in Mathematics and Physics. Logistics/ATC/ADWC/Engineering All the candidates have to pass both the exams with a GPA of 4.50 except for the fourth subject from the science department. Also get at least ‘A’ grade in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. You have to get 4.50 in both the exams from any group. Physical Qualifications: The minimum physical qualifications for both male and female candidates are given below. Height: 64 inches and 62 inches (Female) GD(P) – 64 inches Chest size: 32 inches under normal conditions 34 inches in extended condition and for Female, 28 inches under normal conditions 30 inches in extended condition Weight: According to age and height Eyesight: 6/6 Read: Biman Bangladesh Jobs Circular 2022: A total of 749 people will be appointed in 33 posts Application Deadline The last date of application is 09 September 2022. Air Force Online Apply The process of filling up the online BAF application form for the Officer Cadet post is given below. https://joinairforce.baf.mil.bd/ Application Submission Procedure Candidates must be present at the examination center by attaching the following certificates along with the application form filled online. Attested photocopies of all educational qualification certificates, number sheets, and testimonials. Certificate of citizenship. Character certificate. Certificate of marital status. Permanent address certificate. 12 passport size attested photos taken recently. Certificate of character by the head of the latest educational institution. Attested photocopy of birth registration/NID card. Read Web 3.0 Career Guideline: How to start working and make money BAF Recruitment Exam Date & Exam Center The exam center is the same for candidates of all districts. The exam date and center address are given below. Exam Center Bangladesh Air Force and Information Selection Center, Old Airport, Tejgaon, Dhaka-1215 Exam Date 22, 23, 28 February 2022 06, 08, 15 March 2022 03, 05, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26 April 2022 10, 11, 17, 18, 22, 24, 29, 31 May 2022 01, 05, 28 June 2022 03, 05, 17, 19, 24, 27 July 2022 01, 21, 28, 30 August 2022 & 04, 11 September 2022 Read Basic Software Skills for Freshers to Get Hired Easily
BAF Flight Safety Officers' Course: 15 trainee officers receive certificate
A 10-week Flight Safety Officers' Course of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) ended Wednesday with the distribution of certificates at the Flight Safety Institute of BAF Base Bashar. Fifteen trainee officers – nine from BAF, two from Biman Bangladesh Airlines, one each from Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Navy, Nigerian Air Force and Sri Lanka Air Force – completed the course, according to the Inter Services Public Relation Directorate. Read: BAF air defence exercise: 'ADEX 2021-1' held Flight Lieutenant Mashrur Rahman of BAF received the "Chief of Air Staff's Trophy" as the top performer of the course. Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Admin) Air Vice Marshal M Sayed Hossain attended the ceremony as chief guest and distributed certificates among the officers.
Bangladesh Air Force celebrates 50th anniversary
The Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) celebrated her 50th anniversary on Tuesday. BAF observes this day as ‘Air Force Day’. Mentionable that, responding to the call of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the heroic freedom fighters of the Air Force defected from Pakistan Air Force and participated in the war of liberation in 1971. Besides participating in the war, Air Force officers also successfully performed as Deputy Chief of Staff and Sector Commanders, says an Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) media release. During the peak of the war, the necessity of an Air Force was felt strongly, thus BAF came into being on 28 September in 1971 at Dimapur, India. That journey started as ‘Kilo Flight’ with one Otter aircraft, one Dakota aircraft and one Alouette helicopter and 57 expatriates from Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan International Airlines. With about 50 operations, 'Kilo Flight’ had shaken the nerve of Pakistani Forces by attacking strategic targets like Fuel depot at Godnail, Narayanganj and Eastern Refinery, Chattogram. In celebration of 50th anniversary, the BAF put up an aerial display of numeric ‘50’ by PT-6 aircrafts over Faridpur, Narayanganj and Dhaka. Read: Bangladesh Air Force gets new Air Marshal Fighter aircraft of the BAF comprising Mig-29 and F-7 flew over Godnail (Narayanganj), Eastern Refinery (Chattogram), House of AVM Sultan Mahmud (Officer Commanding, Kilo Flight) to commemorate the courageous contribution of Kilo Flight during Liberation War. In addition to that, a fascinating fly past over Tejgaon airfield was conducted by C-130, K-8W, PT-6 aircraft, Mi-17 and Bell-212 helicopters. On this occasion, spectacular fireworks and cultural program were arranged in the evening. Air Chief Marshal Shaikh Abdul Hannan graced the occasion as chief guest. In the program, a documentary film based on ‘Kilo Flight’ was screened highlighting the contribution, sacrifice, spirit of independence and patriotism of the members of BAF during the liberation war. Among others, Kilo Flight veterans, former Chiefs of the BAF, Principal Staff Officers of Air Headquarters, invited guests, senior military and civil officials were also present on the occasion.