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Historic Feat: NAF Engineers Successfully Complete 4800-Hour Maintenance on Dornier 228 Aircraft

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In a landmark achievement, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has completed a 4800-hour Periodic Depot Maintenance (PDM) on a Dornier 228 (DO-228) aircraft, a task previously outsourced to foreign Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs).

This milestone marks a significant boost to the NAF’s engineering capabilities and demonstrates its commitment to self-reliance.

This milestone marks a significant boost to the NAF’s engineering capabilities and demonstrates its commitment to self-reliance.

The in-country PDM was completed at a significantly lower cost and with reduced aircraft downtime, showcasing the NAF’s growing engineering prowess. The achievement is attributed to the Chief of Air Staff’s (CAS) philosophy of prioritizing logistics support and a strong maintenance culture.

The engineers’ determination and expertise have earned praise from top officials, including the Chief of Aircraft Engineering (CACE), Air Vice Marshal Pius Oahimire, and the Air Officer Commanding the Air Training Command, Kaduna, Air Vice Marshal Nnamdi Ananaba.

The successful completion of the 4800-hour inspection marks a new era of self-reliance and technical proficiency for the NAF, with plans for further specialist training to enhance the maintenance team’s capabilities.

This achievement showcases the NAF’s commitment to excellence and its resolve to achieve technical proficiency and self-reliance.

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