Major General



Major General Viorel Pană started his military career in 1989 as a fighter pilot on MiG-21 aircraft. In 1992 he became an airlift pilot on AN-24, and continuing with C-130 Hercules and C-27J Spartan. He is instructor pilot on C-130 Hercules and on C-27J Spartan. He has over 3,100 flying hours logged as an airlift pilot.

In 2014 he assumed command of the 90th Airlift Base. He was appointed as the acting Chief of the Romanian Air Force Staff on October 2017 and became the actual Air Chief at the beginning of 2018.

He was promoted to the rank of Major General on 1 December 2018.

Information provided is current as of December 2019

From the Author

The Romanian Air Force – 15 Years in NATO

Interview with Major General Viorel Pană, Chief of the Romanian Air Force Staff
By Maj Gen 
To start with, I would like to stress that it is a great privilege for me to provide the readers with an overview of the current missions and challenges of the ROU AF and I [...]

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