MANILA, -- In line with efforts to ensure that all of its available aircraft are mission-worthy and flyable at all times, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced that it has allocated the sum of Php7,333,482.35 for the acquisition of services needed for the maintenance and repair of one of its three SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.
Pre-bid conference is slated on May 20 at 9 a.m. at thePAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
Bid opening is on June 2, 9 a.m., at the same venue.
The S-211 is one of PAF's two jet-powered aircraft after the Korea Aerospace Industries FA-50PH "Fighting Eagle."It is primarily used for air-to-ground and surveillance missions.
The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has 25 aircraft, including one partially completed airframe for spare parts and 15 assembled locally by Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation.
Due to accidents, 13 remain in inventory, 5 in active service as of September 2013 (Tail numbers 001,002,021,801 and 802). Another aircraft with tail number 008 is planned to be overhauled and brought back to service in 2014.
The Philippine Air Force SIAI-Marchetti AS-211 Basic jet trainer / Light attack aircraft from the 5th Fighter Wing at Clark Air Base, Philippines.