In a bid to ensure airworthiness of Philippine Air Force’s flying assets, one Bell 205A helicopter is set to undergo maintenance process. PAF allocates PhP18,430,373.60 for spare parts and maintenance works needed for the helicopter.
Bell 205A is a version of Bell UH-1 Iroquois. PAF has approximately 8 of its kind used for search and rescue operations. It is powered by one T53-11A. Bell 205A can load up to 8,500 pounds and can accommodate 14 passengers.
Deadline for submission and opening of bids is set on morning of November 13 at PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
While on the process of modernizing the armed forces, Philippine Air Force is also on the move to make sure all current flying hardware are working on good condition and mission ready.
One OV-10 Bronco is also set for maintenance and upgrade. Thirty million pesos is allocated for one unit of OV-10 Bronco attack plane.
Bids and Awards Committee of the Office of the President is also procuring two helicopter Twin Pac Engine models PT6T-3BE and PT6T-3DE for two Bell-412 helicopters of Presidential Airlift Wing. PhP259 million is allocated to procure two helicopter engines.