24 Oktober 2016
The Philippine Air Force SIAI-Marchetti S.211 military trainer aircraft with secondary combat capability. (photo : pdff)
MANILA (PNA) — The Philippine Air Force (PAF) is in the market for spare parts needed for the maintenance of two SIAI-Marchetti S-211 jet trainer ejection systems.
Budget for the project is placed at PHP12,400,000.
Pre-bid conference is slated for Oct. 25, 9:00 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
While submission and opening of bids is on Nov. 9, 9:00 a.m. at the same venue.
The PAF is known to operate between three to six S-211 airframes for training, ground-attack and surveillance missions.
Ejection systems are designed to rescue the pilot or other crew of an aircraft (usually military) in an emergency.
In most designs, the seat is propelled out of the aircraft by an explosive charge or rocket motor, carrying the pilot with it. Once clear of the aircraft, the ejection seat deploys a parachute.