LANGKAWI (Bernama) – The excitement of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition 2019 (LIMA’19) is starting to be felt with the presence of participating aircraft in the biennial event.
A spokesman of LIMA’19 Promotion Committee said the fighter jets of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) such as the Sukhoi SU-30MKM and F/A-18D Hornet arrived at Langkawi International Airport (LIA) yesterday.
He said the Sukhoi SU-30MKM fighter jet from 11th Squadron and the F/A-18D Hornet from the 18th Squadron have been training in Butterworth Air Base in Penang in the past few days before zooming into Langkawi yesterday.
“Apart from that, the Sirkorsky S-61A-4 Nuri from the 3rd and 7th Squadrons as well as the EC-725 from the 10th Squadron are also arriving today,” he said.
Meanwhile, a Bernama observation at LIA found there were busy air movements involving three Charlie C-130 aircraft bringing in passengers and equipment since yesterday morning. LIMA’19 scheduled from March 26-30 will be held at the Mahsuri International Exhibition Centre (MIEC) and Resort World Langkawi (RWL).