Last year MBA was awarded a contract by the Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) for the supply and retrofit of 69 x Mk.10 Ejection Seats into the F-7/FT-7 and K-8W Aircraft. One of the decisions that helped us win the contract was a commitment to construct a new Centre of Excellence for Aircrew safety.
Although Bangladesh was still under Covid-19 lockdown, we were granted special permission from the BAF and other authorities to commence work. The pictures show the first foundation slabs being laid, the framework of the main building and work undertaken on the roof.
This new centre will carry out the MRO for these new seats as well as the seats from future programmes like the new primary trainer and fighter aircraft competitions.