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Pakistan to soon start producing commercial aircraft

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  1. Hassan Guy

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    https://www.khaleejtimes.com/busine...oducing-commercial-aircraft-in-kamra-official

    Pakistan will soon start producing commercial aircraft for the domestic and international markets, said a senior official.

    Air Marshal Ahmer Shahzad of Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) told Khaleej Times in an interview that they are looking at producing commercial aircraft with 10 to 30-seat capacity both for executive and non-executive passengers.

    “As economic activity picks up with the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, we require fast and efficient air transportation to fulfill domestic requirements. We’re also eyeing international requirements in the Middle East and Central Asia,” Shahzad said on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2017.

    The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex is a Pakistani aerospace, defence, aviation contractor and military corporation producing aerial systems for both military and civilian usage.

    Pakistan has put up a pavilion at the Airshow, displaying its Super Mushshak and JF-17 Thunder as well as advanced avionics and electronic equipment. The Pakistan Air Force is participating with the JF-17 Thunder. One light fighter aircraft has been put on static display while another takes part in the daily airshow. In addition, Pakistan is also displaying its technological prowess in advanced avionics and electronic components and production potential at the Airshow.

    Shahzad said work on the commercial plane project is expected to start soon.

    Commenting on competition in the commercial aircraft segment, Shahzad said: “We’ve produced the Super Mushshak and it’s being sold successfully despite competition. If we make it [commercial aircraft] cost-effective, with sustained logistics and maintenance, it is going to be attractive to international customers.”

    The aircraft will be produced at the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex’s headquarters in Kamra.

    Shahzad revealed that Pakistan is going to resume production of more advanced unmanned aerial vehicles too.

    Replying to a query about expectations of orders for the JF-17 Thunder and Super Mushshak, the PAC chief said they’re looking for new markets in the Middle East and Far East.

    “There are a number of potential buyers for Super Mushshak — which is used for training purposes too. We are fulfilling the requirements of the Pakistan Air Force and are capable of manufacturing aircraft for exports too. Right now, our annual production for JF-17 is 20 aircraft.”

    The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex has already signed deals with Turkey, Qatar, Nigeria and Azerbaijan for aircraft export orders.
     
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    whatttttttttttttttt not seen even a 3d model yet man
     
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    Guessing they plan on building something similar to the Harbin Y-12
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    Very good for PAC, since it'll only have 10-30 passengers it'll probably be an atr-esque regional passenger plane. :yahoo:
     
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    Cut the import bill, build up the reserves.

    Good news if true.
     
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    Great ... about time
     
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    Ukraine was offering antanov JV.... But we didnt flinch and the saudis grabbed it.
     
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    Development of an ATR like solution appears reasonable, internally within Pakistan best means to travel is no doubt by ATR type planes 50-75 passenger range because you can go Karachi -Islamabad in 1 hour with ATR it woud have may be 1 hour and 30 minutes or 2 hours

    Could also be a nice option to go from Karachi to Gwadar

    25-50 Passengers
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    That AN-132D project looks like a dud. There isn't a very large market, at least not within Pakistan, and all the JV did was bolt on american equipment on to the old airframe.
     
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    This is a step in a right direction.:tup:
     
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    Not nessecarily 132D.

    Turkey is going to produce AN-158...

    The Ukrainians offered a JV to even produce a new plane/variant...

    Or PAC can go other routes.. or even an indigenous design.
     
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    i was thinking that we should develop commercial aircraft and now am happy to see this newz
     
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    Too big, ATR-42 has like 50 passengers.

    The Air marshal said they're looking at 10-30 passengers.
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