Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) former Air Force employee who became known for manufacturing an ultra-lightweight helicopter in his backyard will now head the provincial project to build helicopters to boost tourism and for rescues purposes.
A former resident of the Landi Arbab area of Peshawar became famous for building a helicopter from scavenged and repurposed parts.
Sajjad has been hired by the KP government as the coordinator for research and development for locally producing aircraft and helicopters.
KP Chief Minister Adviser on Science and Information Technology Zia Bangash said that the provincial government is aiming to make use of the local researchers, engineers, and scientists to develop original solutions. He said this while he chaired a local researchers meeting.
“60-year-old Sajjad has over four decades of expertise in the sector and has built helicopters and light aircraft together with his brother and nephews. Not only did he built them, but also demonstrated their viability through successful flights.”
Bangash pledged support to the provincial government in developing a research workshop. He said that he will assist in coordinating with domestic and international firms.
In an earlier article, Research Snipers reported that two aircraft on dry lease has been acquired by Serene Air. They will increase the airline’s flight operations in Pakistan for different domestic routes. These airplanes were inducted by the airline from foreign airlines that includes including Boeing 737-800 and Airbus 330. This scaled up its fleet size to 5.