Friday, October 31, 2014

Refurbished AFM Air Wing hangar inaugurated

The refurbished and upgraded Hangar 3 (ex-RAF Hangar) and supporting facilities at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Air Wing has been inaugurated.

AFM Commander J. Curmi said more than €2 million were invested in the project to bring the Air Wing facilities to a standard that would reflect the technologically advanced assets recently purchased by the AFM and improve personnel environment. The facilities will host the two newly acquired AW 139 helicopters.

National Security Minister M. Mallia described the project as "a dream come true" for the AFM. The hangar, he said, was a monument that reflected the AFM’s hard work to ensure national security and for border control. These vital roles needed the highest possible standards for the maintenance of the modern air assets which would be provided by this new investment.

This project was coordinated by the Logistics Branch at HQ AFM, headed by Col. P. Vassallo and administered by Lt. Col. C. Attard and Lt. Col. R. Vella. The Ex RAF hangar project was funded through the General Programme: Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows 2007-2013 with a co-financing rate of 75% EU funds and 25% national funds. (Source: timesofmalta.com, 31-Oct-2014)