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* Sri Lanka Air Force proposes a maintenance center for Chinese aircraft
Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 07:22 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 24, Colombo: Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) has proposed to the government to build an aircraft maintenance center to maintain Chinese aircraft belonging to the Air Force.

SLAF media spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne said that the Air Force has a large fleet of Chinese aircraft and a large amount has to be paid to China for their maintenance.

He pointed out that the SLAF has to take the entire plane or parts of it to China for repair bearing high costs.

The proposed center is expected to get the services of Air Force engineers with the knowledge of Chinese aircraft maintenance experts.

The spokesman explained that the country could save hundreds of millions of foreign currency by deploying SLAF engineers to repair the aircraft under the guidance of Chinese experts.

He said that SLAF had pointed out to the government that Sri Lanka would get many benefits from such a maintenance center.

He further stated that the government was considering the proposal.

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