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Malaysia beefs up pilots training capabilities with new H120 and PC-7 MkII aircraft

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Malaysia
 
 
Malaysia beefs up pilots training capabilities with new H120 and PC-7 MkII aircraft
 
The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) received yesterday, July 27th, two Pilatus PC-7 Mk II aircraft and one H120 - formerly known as EC120 B - to beef up its pilot training capacity, said its chief General Tan Sri Roslan Saad.
     
Malaysia beefs up pilot training capabilities with new H120 and PC 7 MkII aircraft 640 001Three more Pilatus PC-7 MkII basic trainer aircraft will be delivered next month
(Credit: Royal Malaysian Air Force)
     
The general Saad said the two aircraft were received from Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland and are stationed at the Royal Air Force College in Alor Setar, Kedah. Three more of the same make are expected to be received next month and stationed at the same college, he said. Roslan added the light aircraft would boost RMAF’s training capabilities and produce highly skilled pilots in the future.

The PC7 MkII is a basic trainer aicraft
based on the PC-9M advanced trainer. More than 160 PC-7 MkII trainer aircraft have been sold since its introduction in 1994. It is in service with the South African Air Force (SAAF), Indian Air Force (IAF), Botswana Defence Force (BDF), Royal Malaysian Air Force and the Royal Brunei Air Force.

The RMAF will also take delivery of two more H120s Colibri. The H120 is a single-engine multimission helicopter, designed for safe, simple, and cost-effective operations.
     
Malaysia beefs up pilot training capabilities with new H120 and PC 7 MkII aircraft 640 002The RMAF is to receive three new H120 Colibri light helicopters
(Credit: Royal Malaysian Air Force)