PAF JF-17 Thunders to participate in Paris Air Show


ISLAMABAD: A three ship formation of JF-17 Thunders alongwith a PAF contingent comprising pilots and technicians departed from an Operational PAF Air Base on Sunday (today) to participate in forthcoming Paris Air Show 2015.


The 51st Air Show organized by French Aerospace Industries Association will start on June 15 at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions and would continue till June 21.

According to a PAF press release issued here, one JF-17 aircraft would perform in the flying display and the other would be on static display throughout the Air Show.

The JF-17 aircraft has already participated in various air shows of the world including Farnborough Air Show (UK), Zhuhai Air Show (China), Turkish Air Show (Turkey) and Dubai Air Show (UAE).

The JF-17 Thunder is light weight multi-role aircraft which has been jointly co-developed by PAF & China Aero-technology Import Export Corporation (CATIC) and co-produced by Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and CATIC.

The JF-17 aircraft is also poised to become the mainstay of PAF, as the PAF plans to replace its ageing fleet of fighter aircraft with JF-17s.