18 Mei 2015

Php10-M Allocated for Maintenance, Repair of F-27 Aircraft

18 Mei 2015


PAF Fokker F-27 (photo : militaryphotos)

MANILA (PNA) -- A total of Php10,565,915 has been allocated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF) for the repair and maintenance of one of its three Fokker F-27 "Friendship" transport aircraft.

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

The submission and opening of bids is at 9 a.m. at the same venue, on June 4.

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

The PAF is known to operate three units of the F-27 for transport missions.

Last May 11, an F-27, on training mission, was damaged after its nose gear collapsed while landing at the Legazpi Airport in Albay. (PNA)

PAF- NDI Team assessing downed F-27 aircraft

MANILA (PNA) --  The Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that a "Non-Destructive Inspection" (NDI) Team has arrived at Legazpi Airport, Albay Wednesday afternoon to inspect the Fokker F-27 "Friendship" transport aircraft which was damaged after its nose gear collapsed while landing on May 11.

This was disclosed by PAF spokesperson Col. Enrico Canaya in a message to the PNA.

"The NDI Team arrived Wednesday afternoon and is currently assessing the damage and if whether the F-27 is still repairable," he added.

The F-27 was damaged last Monday, around 10 a.m., after its nose gear collapsed while landing.

The plane was carrying six crewmen, including its pilot.

This prevented normal flight operations from being carried out in the said airfield.

Canaya said the crippled F-27 was towed clear at 3 p.m., resuming flight operations at Legazpi Airport.

An investigation is now being conducted to determine the exact cause of the mishap.

(PNA)

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