20 Mei 2015

PAF to Overhaul 2 UH-1H Helicopters

20 Mei 2015

PAF UH-1 Huey (photo : timawa)

MANILA (PNA) -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is setting aside Php31,771,890 for the overhaul and repair of the engine assemblies of two UH-1H "Huey" helicopters.

These helicopters are the ones with tail numbers 513 and 225.

The money will be also be used to acquire spare parts needed for the overhaul.

Bid conference is scheduled for May 21 at 1 p.m. PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

While bid submission and opening is on June 2, 9 a.m. at the same venue.

Prospective bidders should have an experience in similar project within the last five years.

The PAF is known to operate 20 to 30 units of various models of the "Huey" helicopter.

The latter is a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors.

The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on Oct. 20, 1956.

Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide.


3 komentar:

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  2. It is good to hear that the PAF is slowly but surely refurbishing there UH-1H fleet. But the PAF should also provide priority in refurbishing their other rotor units like the Sikorsky S-70, S-76 and especially the MD-500 & BO-105’s. The only problem of the PAF or rather the whole Phil. Armed Forces is budget. Now that the Phil. Government is prioritizing this issue due to the predicament with China, the Phil. Government should also set aside funds not just for new acquisition but funds for repair & maintenance. I have seen the Phil. Government usually take priority and even pride in acquiring new platforms for the Armed Forces, but give low priority or even forget the repair & maintenance aspect. Above mentioned rotor aircraft except maybe for the MD-500 are excellent for Naval Aviation use. These units if put back on active status could greatly compliment the new rotor aircraft being obtained for the two ex-Hamilton Class Cutters, the upcoming new Frigates and even the upcoming Strategic Sealift Vessels. My parting words, the Phil. Government, DND and PAF should include in their yearly budget funds for repair & maintenance and budget should have a steady increase in funds to maintain these excellent aircraft's especially the twin-engine helicopters like the BO-105s which are better for over water use.

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