Chittagong, 20 February 2021 - Bangladesh Air Force Training Institute was handed over the certificate of “CAAB ANO (AW) Part 147 Approved Maintenance Training and Examination Organization” by Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority on Saturday (20-02-2021). The training was held at Patenga, Chittagong. Bangladesh Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat, BBP, OSP, NDU, psc were present as the chief guest on the occasion. Air Vice Marshal M Mofidur Rahman, Chairman, Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB), BBP, BSP, BUP, NDU, AFWC, psc handed over this recognition certificate. Receiving this certificate opened a new horizon for the efficient use of skilled manpower and resources in the maintenance and training system of the Bangladesh Air Force. At the same time the Air Force Training Institute is going to be one of the largest aviation training institutes in Asia which will also attract potential foreign trainees and open the door to new possibilities. In his speech, the chief guest expressed satisfaction over the achievement of the desired milestone of the Air Force Training Institute and thanked the Civil Aviation Authority for its sincere cooperation. He hoped that the recognition would make it easier for the skilled and experienced Air Force personnel of the Bangladesh Air Force to meet the growing manpower needs of the civil aviation industry in the future. He further said that these activities would further strengthen the military-civilian relationship with the civil aviation industry of Bangladesh by enhancing the friendship and support of the Bangladesh Air Force. Soon, the company will produce a large number of certified aircraft maintenance personnel who will directly engage in nation building through the aviation industry, resulting in economic prosperity, the Goals 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals and the goal of making Bangladesh a developed country by 2041. He called upon all to work tirelessly to make Bangladesh an important aviation hub by upgrading the institute to Education 4.0 soon. In his speech, the Chairman of Bangladesh Civil Aviation Authority (CAAB) congratulated the Air Force Training Institute for achieving the international standards of the Civil Aviation Authority despite being a military facility. He hoped that in future this charter would play a leading role in developing a self-reliant but growing aviation industry in Bangladesh by reducing its dependence on foreign aviation engineers. Senior officials of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Bangladesh Air Force, Army, Navy and Civil Aviation Authority were present on the occasion.