09 September 2015
PAF assets (photo : star and stripes)
Manila (PNA) - The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is planning to have an aircraft maintenance readiness rate of 70 percent by 2016.
This is out of a fleet of 140 airplanes of various types.
It is also eyeing an 85 percent accomplishment of one hour response time to flight-directed missions, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Voltaire Gazmin said during the House Appropriations Committee hearing on DND's proposed 2016 budget at the House of Representatives in Quezon City on Tuesday.
The DND is seeking a PhP158.8 billion budget for next. This is broken down into PhP63.5 billion for territorial defense, security and stability; PhP1.5 billion for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief; PhP667 million for international engagements and peace support missions; and PhP93.1 billion for force level support and training.
The latter amount is also inclusive of pensions.