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Message from Commandant


Air Cdre Asad was born on 20 May, 1966. He joined PAF College Sargodha as a cadet after matriculation and then moved to PAF College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) at the PAF Academy. He was commissioned upon graduation from the Academy in 1988, earning the Sword of Honor and the Best Engineer Trophy.  Later, in 1999 - 2000 he attended Purdue University, USA to undertake an MS program in Elect & Comp Engg.  He qualified the Senior Command and Staff  Course at the PAF Air War College in 2005 and the Senior Engineering Management course at CAE in 2010.​

The officer has a fine blend of experience, gained by serving in operations, training, maintenance and research & development outfits.  He has logged 1000 hrs as an airborne Electronic Warfare Officer and has served as a maintenance officer in an air defense unit.   His R&D assignments have included, among others, tenures of duty as Officer Commanding Special Task Group and Chief Engineer Design & Development (Avionics) at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC).   Serving on the instructional staff at CAE, he introduced several training modules and contributed to enhancing the quality of engineering education.  On promotion to the present rank, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director (Sensors and Avionics) at PAC and later as Commandant CAE in 2016.  In recognition of his performance, he was awarded with Tamgha - i - Imtiaz (M) in 2009 and Sitara -i- Imtiaz (M) in 2015.    

Commandant's Message                                        

College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) is the sole foundation head of imparting aeronautical education in Pakistan. Since inception it has played a central role in promoting national cause in aeronautics and today CAE graduates form the backbone of all such activities in Pakistan. The College management is very conscious of the quality of services offered and has been certified to the latest standard - ISO 9001:2008. In 2010 re-accreditation by PEC, the major departments of the college received the highest ever score by any engineering college in the country. These events reflect a remarkable and continuing commitment on the part of faculty that includes some of the nations’ leading engineering researchers.

The College has hosted three out of nine National Aeronautical Conferences. CAE is in the forefront to establish a bridgehead between academia and industry, both in the public and private sector, to boost the country’s indigenization program. I hope CAE will keep striving for continuous improvement in its services and contribute to the national cause in an unprecedented manner.