The Alsalam Aerospace Industries of Saudi Arabia has expressed the desire to be involved in the line Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) C-130H aircraft. This was disclosed today by the Vice President of the company, Aloraifi Abdulaziz when he led other top management team on a courtesy visit to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar at the Headquarters NAF in Abuja. The delegation had earlier inspected the NAF C-130 facilities in Lagos and presented its report to the NAF for consideration and possible collaboration.
In his response, the CAS reaffirmed the importance of the C-130 aircraft in support of the counterinsurgency operation in the North East and urged the company to look beyond the commercial benefit by focusing on the humanitarian aspect. “We thank you for coming and we believe you have all it takes to support the NAF and by extension humanity. We have no doubt that you have the excellent capacity to deliver based on your technical know-how. We therefore urge you to consider the partnership as service to humanity,” Air Marshal Abubakar said.