Today is a historic day for the AFM as for the first time in its history, it received a brand new multipurpose helicopter designed specifically around the operational requirements of the service. Visibly happy , AFM personnel inspected their new aircraft once it landed at the Malta International Airport a few hours ago. For logistics officers involved in this EU co-financed project as well as for operational airmen, it was a very special day seeing a brand new helicopter gracing the apron of their base.
independent.com.mt Saturday, 14 June 2014, 19:58
A total of 111 members of the Armed Forces received financial compensation and promotions on the advice of a complaints’ commission, tasked to probe allegations of injustices dating back to the previous Administration. A spokeswoman for the Home Affairs Ministry told The Sunday Times of Malta that 62 per cent of the cases dealt with by this commission were deemed justified. “The army acted on the commission’s recommendations for deserving cases and these included compensation for money due and promotions,” she said. However, details on the ranks directly affected by these decisions and the subsequent increase in the army wage bill were not given. Set up a year ago, the commission headed by former Armed Forces Commander Brigadier Maurice Calleja was also tasked to come up with recommendations. Last February, the government said almost two thirds of the 213 complaints filed had been upheld.
timesofmalta.com Sunday, June 29, 2014, 10:38
Fit-28 t’Ottubru 2014 giet approvata l-ligi fil-parlament li taghti d-dritt ta’ membri ta’ forzi dixxiplinarji tal-pajjiz jissiehbu f’union.
The refurbished and upgraded Hangar 3 (ex-RAF Hangar) and supporting facilities at the AFM Air Wing has been inaugurated. Commander Jeffrey Curmi said more than €2 million were invested in the project to bring the Air Wing facilities to a standard that would reflect the technologically advanced assets recently purchased by the AFM and improve personnel environment. The facilities will host the two newly acquired AW 139 helicopters.
timesofmalta.com Friday, October 31, 2014, 19:22
The allowance given to AFM member from the rank of Major down has been increased from €279 to €627 as from the start of this year, the Home Affairs Ministry said today. It also said that police officers will save up to €390 on tax on extra duties.
Independent.com.mt Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 14:09
The Armed Forces of Malta today officially took delivery of their third brand new Augusta Bell AW139 helicopter. The new 13m euro helicopter was partly financed by the European Union. It has registration number AS1630.
Timesofmalta.com Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 17:02