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Air Force Day, opportunity for the high officials in the state to praise aviators’ contribution to Romania’s security and integrity of the national air space

President Klaus Iohannis on Monday sent a message for the Aviation and Air Force Day highlighting their contribution to the development of the Romanian economy and defending the country’s air space.

He showed that the Aviation Day, celebrated on the same day as that of St. Prophet Elijah the Tishbite, “a hero of faith and virtue,” is an occasion to honour all pilots and the aviation staff who, throughout history, dedicated their lives to their country, with passion, patriotism and abnegation.

“On this day, we also recall the contribution of the generations of aircraft builders, scientists who, through their creativity, intelligence and passion, contributed to the development of the Romanian aviation to match the level of such countries that already had a tradition and remarkable achievements in this field. We also celebrated the civil aviation and the transport, utility and sports aviation staff. Every one of them, in their field, have brought their contribution to the development of our country’s economy and the progress of sport aviation. (…) Dear pilots and members of the Air Force, I congratulate you for your performances and professional achievements. You’ve made of flying and defending the Romanian air space your true statement of faith. I wish that your spirit of sacrifice, patriotism and continuous desire for self-improvement that characterizes you to guide in the future as well, in the accomplishment of your missions,” said the head of state, according to Agerpres.

He also brought to mind that, currently, the Romanian Air Force, set up 130 years ago, is made up of modern structures, which are now in the full process of consolidating their operational capability, as a result of the increase in the expenditure on Defence by 2 per cent of the GDP and the new types of aircraft and state-of-the-art technical means, with which the Air Force is endowed.

President Iohannis underscored in his message that the Romanian Air Force carries out essential missions meant to defend the integrity of the national air space, and the NATO’s air space in their area of responsibility.

 

PM Orban: All civil and military aviation staff deserve gratitude and respect for the way they have got involved in the fight against the pandemic

 

On Monday, Romania’s Air Force Day, Prime Minister Ludovic Orban sent a message in which he pointed out that pilots and all civil and military aviation staff deserve gratitude and respect for the way they have got involved “on the front line” in the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“Today we are celebrating air professionals and all civil and military aviation staff, convinced that their work means the safety of our air travel, an invaluable opportunity for those whose lives depend on access to hospitals at home or abroad as quickly as possible, vital interventions in emergencies and, last but not least, it means the defence and security of Romania’s airspace,” Orban mentioned.

 

PSD’s Ciolacu: Romanian aviators contribute to country’s security, respect and trust of allies

 

Chamber of Deputies Speaker Marcel Ciolacu congratulates the Romanian aviators on the occasion of Air Force Day, stating that they contribute, through what they do daily, to the country’s security, to the respect and trust that the allies give to Romania and strategic partners.

“On the day of the Romanian Aviation and the Romanian Air Force, I want to congratulate the Romanian aviators, civilians and military staff for the professionalism with which they always do their duty and for their devotion to the country. They are the ones who succeed as in everything they do every day to contribute to Romania’s security and to the respect and trust of our allies and strategic partners. Many Happy Returns to all Romanian aviators!”, Ciolacu wrote on Monday on Facebook.

 

File photo: Facebook/Fortele Aeriene Romane

Photo Credit: Bogdan Pantilimon, Romanian Air Force Staff

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