19 Juni 2017

PAF S-211 jet trainers (photo : Gabriel Ramino)

MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated PHP2,880,000 to acquire spare parts for four of its SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.

This was announded by PAF Bids and Awards Committee chair Brig. Gen. Nicolas Parilla in a bid bulletin posted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System. Pre-bid conference is scheduled for June 22, 11 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.

While submission and opening of bids is on July 7, 9 a.m. at the same venue.

The spares are intended for S-211 jet aircraft with tail numbers 008, 021, 801 and 802.

The S-211 is one of the 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 with the PAF known to be operating between three to five units.

(PNA)

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