The Philippine Air Force (PAF) has allocated P26 million for the acquisition of an engine assembly needed for the maintenance of its sole Sikorsky S-70A medium transport helicopter with tail number 739.
Submission and opening bids is on November 9, 9 a.m. at the PAF Procurement Center Conference Room, Villamor Air Base, Pasay City.
The Sikorsky S-70A is manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. It was developed for the US Army in the 1970s, winning a competition to be designated the UH-60 Black Hawk and spawning a large family in US military service.
The PAF initially has two S-70A units delivered in 1984 but one of the aircraft crashed and was written off in 1992. It was used for VIP transport.