The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Sunday took delivery of the second batch of Super Mushshak trainer aircraft that the Federal Government had since ordered from Pakistan.
The newly-delivered aircraft, which are capable of being used for acrobatics training, are all brand new and fitted with digital glass cockpit. These five aircraft form the final batch of a total of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft, the procurement of which the current Federal Government Administration initiated in year 2016.
The first batch of 5 brand new Super Mushshak Aircraft was delivered to Nigeria on 14 July last year, following which the aircraft were inducted and deployed for primary training of NAF pilots. Some NAF personnel had undergone training in Pakistan, as Instructor Pilots and technicians on the Super Mushshak aircraft, as part of the contract.
Super Mushshak incorporates a glass cockpit, Lycoming IO 540-V4A5 260 hp piston engine and Hartzell two-blade, fixed-pitch aluminium propeller. The Super Mushshak has a best cruising speed of 230 km/h, service ceiling of 18,000 ft and endurance of 5.5 hours. Alongside Nigeria, other recent Super Mushshak customers include Qatar and Azerbaijan.
International orders for Pakistans Super Mushshak basic trainer aircraft have totaled 144 since 2016 making it one of the most successful aircraft projects to come out of Asia. In terms of the number of countries which ordered the Super Mushshak, the PAC-built plane has left behind better known brands in the crowded basic air force trainer market including the Pilatus PC-9, Beechcraft T-6A, Embraer Super Tucano, Korean KT-1 Woongbi and the Grob G 120TP
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) today took delivery of the first batch of 5 out of 10 Super Mushshak aircraft from Pakistan. The first batch of the trainer aircraft, which is for the primary flying training of NAF pilots at 401 Flying Training School, Kaduna, was received on arrival by the Air Officer Commanding Air Training Command, Air Vice Marshal Chris Okoye, the Nigerian Air Force said in a press statement Monday
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