MANILA — The Philippine Air Force (PAF), through its Bids and Awards Committee, is allocating the sum of PHP5 million for the acquisition of services and spare parts needed for the maintenance of the ejection seats of one of its SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainers.
The S-211 is one of the PAF’s two jet-powered aircraft after the Korea Aerospace Industries FA-50PH “Fighting Eagle”.
The SIAI-Marchetti S.211 later Aermacchi S-211 is a turbofan-powered military trainer aircraft designed and originally marketed by SIAI-Marchetti. Some 60 aircraft have been sold to air forces around the world.
- Top speed: 414 mph
- Range: 1,036 mi
- Length: 31′
- Weight: 4,079 lbs
- Wingspan: 28′ 0″
- Cruise speed: 311 mph
- Engine type: Pratt & Whitney Canada JT15D
It is primarily used for air-to-ground and surveillance missions with the PAF known to be operating between three to five units.
Pre-bid conference is slated on Thursday, 3 p.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
Submission and opening of bids is on Feb. 27, 9 a.m. at the same venue, PAF BAC chair Brig. Gen. Erickson Gloria said in the bid bulletin submitted at the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System. (PNA)
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