The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) hosted the stone laying ceremony for the Aviation City.
Objective of the Aviation City
The Aviation City will help in setting up an updated research center, educational city and help improve the abilities of PAC for building the latest five generation (5G) fighter jets.
It will also help in manufacturing Aessa Radars, RD-90 radars, planes or fighter jets and ICR production.
The Aviation city will provide research opportunity and vocational training to the students of aviation, engineering and plan manufacturing. It is a 10-year program.
It is also expected to be starting a master ‘s programs in air sciences or aviation by this year.
Addressing the ceremony, the minister said that establishment of aviation city has come at a very appropriate time and will allow academia and industry to work together to create new opportunities for Pakistan in the field of aerospace.
He appreciated the role of air force and said that the strong air force and aerospace platform is authoritative for a strong Pakistan. Air Force has played a critical role in the war against terrorism and without its contributions the nation would have not registered the immense successes it has against the menace.
He also said that Air Force is an important element of any nation’s power which has assumed new importance for national security and expressed the confidence that the aviation city will not only help us in developing capabilities in defense and security but also prove to be a berth of commercial aviation activities.
Chief Sohail Aman also addressed on the occasion and said that the establishment of the aviation city is an important step towards achieving self-reliance in defense production. He added it was also an important lead towards production of fifth generation fighter jets in the country.