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Pakistan Air Force Acquires Airbus A319

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In recent days, an Airbus A319 has been observed performing flights from/to Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Base Nur Khan, Chaklala, Rawalpindi, using PAF Call Sign "PAF1102" with serial number A-1102 applied on the aircraft.

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Source: flightradar24.com

July 15 photo of the aircraft taken in Pakistan:

https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/10638214

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Re: Airbus A319 Observed Performing Flights in Pakistan With PAF Call Sign

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Basic airframe info:

Aircraft Type: Airbus A319-112
Manufacturer Serial Number: 1102
Year Built: 1999
Engines: 2 x CFMI CFM56-5B6/P
Last Known Operator: Avion Express
Last Known Registration: LY-TKT

Note aircraft manufacturer serial number1102 and serial number A-1102 applied on the aircraft. PAF aircraft serial numbers are sometimes aircraft manufacturer serial number, like for example on PAF C-130 aircraft.

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Airbus A319 probably acquired as VIP transport aircraft?

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Abbas Ali wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:51 pm Airbus A319 probably acquired as VIP transport aircraft?

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I read somewhere that PAF has plans to convert this A319 to special surveillance aircraft.
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AP-BGL wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 1:06 pm
Abbas Ali wrote: Wed Jul 20, 2022 12:51 pm Airbus A319 probably acquired as VIP transport aircraft?

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I read somewhere that PAF has plans to convert this A319 to special surveillance aircraft.
Maybe an air ambulance.
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PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ACQUIRES AIRBUS A319

The Pakistan Air Force has acquired a single Airbus A319-112 medium-range narrow body airliner (current registration: LY-TKT, built in 1999) from Avion Express of Lithuania. The aircraft arrived in Pakistan three days ago.
The Air Force’s final plans for the plane are currently unknown, but the aircraft will be used for multirole limited Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), utility, transport and medevac roles as well as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Signals & Electronic Intelligence (SIGINT & ELINT) missions. There were earlier rumours that the PAF intends to convert the aircraft into an aerial tanker for mid-air refuelling, but this is highly unlikely.
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PAF had one Airbus A310 initially civil reg AP-OOI. lots of pilots trained by PIA using SIM and flight training but hardly used by them let's hope they use this A319 which is already 20 year old
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bnm wrote: Thu Jul 21, 2022 11:40 am PAKISTAN AIR FORCE ACQUIRES AIRBUS A319

The Pakistan Air Force has acquired a single Airbus A319-112 medium-range narrow body airliner (current registration: LY-TKT, built in 1999) from Avion Express of Lithuania. The aircraft arrived in Pakistan three days ago.
The Air Force’s final plans for the plane are currently unknown, but the aircraft will be used for multirole limited Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), utility, transport and medevac roles as well as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) and Signals & Electronic Intelligence (SIGINT & ELINT) missions. There were earlier rumours that the PAF intends to convert the aircraft into an aerial tanker for mid-air refuelling, but this is highly unlikely.
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Even airbus might not have thought of so many roles for A319.......looks to be a cover story
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Photo date: August 2, 2022 - Photo by SalmanFalconsPK

Photo link: https://falcons.pk/photo/Airbus-A319-112/4755

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Airbus A319 (serial A-1102) now in Pakistan Air Force (PAF) markings.

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