On 16 March, the U.S. Embassy’s Workplace of Safety Cooperation co-hosted a “10,000 flight hour” celebration with the Nigerien Air Power at Air Base 101 in Niamey, Niger to mark the passage of 10,000 whole flight hours with out incident for the Nigerien Cessna-208 fleet. Niger’s Cessna program, which started in 2013 with the U.S. donation of two casualty evacuation plane and two designed for conducting intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, is a flagship of each america’ whole bundle method to safety cooperation and Niger’s dedication, willingness, and power as a safety associate. Since 2013, america has supplied greater than $45 million USD in spare components, coaching, advisors, and infrastructure to assist this program. Deputy Chief of Mission Jay Zimmerman and Chief of the Nigerien Air Workers, Colonel Boulama, each remarked on the power of the U.S.-Nigerien partnership and highlighted the great effort put ahead by the Nigerien Air Power pilots and upkeep employees to succeed in this vital operational milestone. Niger’s Cessna program is essential to conducting safety missions and medical evacuations for each the Nigerien navy and civilian inhabitants.
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