More than 10 Yak-130 operational trainers will be delivered to air forces of Bangladesh this year

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Irkut Corporation is going to deliver more than 10 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh in 2015, Interfax-AVN reports.

“Irkut Corporation is successfully implementing a contract for delivery of Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh. More than 10 jets of the type should be delivered to the customer this year,” a source said.  He noted that the first group of pilots from Bangladesh was trained to operate Yak-130 jets at Irkutsk Aviation Plant.

“The training program was rather intense – over 320 flight hours. The first group completed its training in late July,” the source said. It was reported earlier that Russia signed a contract for delivery of 16 Yak-130 operational trainers to Bangladesh. Moreover, Irkut Corporation delivered 16 Yak-130 jets to Algerian air forces.

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