Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has acquired a Boeing 737-500 aircraft in partnership with United Airline to effectively transport troops on missions.
Speaking about the acquisition, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said the acquisition is the first in a series of aircraft that the force intends to use to transport troops.
Badeh said the aircraft will soon start ferrying members of mainly the armed forces, police and other para-military officers.
He also said that the aircraft would be available for charter, adding that this would contribute to personnel motivation as passengers would be airlifted at reduced fares.
The Minister of State for Defence, Olusola Obada, said the Boeing 737-500 series would ease transport problems the NAF are currently encountering.
- CAJ News