MANILA, -- The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has set aside the sum of PHP24,601,862.11 for the acquisition of spares for the armament, communications, navigation, environment control, electrical and fuel systems of one of its SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.
Maintenance of these systems are vital for the effective operation of the aircraft.
Pre-bid conference is scheduled on Feb. 22, 9:00 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
Meanwhile, submission and opening of bids is on March 8, 9:00 a.m. at the same venue.
The S-211 is the basic jet trainer of the PAF. Around three to five S-211 units are still operational.
The PAF originally acquired 24 units during the early 90s as a backstop for its Northrop F-5"Tiger" fleet.
The aircraft can also be use for ground attack and patrol missions.
The Philippine Air Force SIAI-Marchetti S.211 Basic jet trainer / Light attack aircraft.