Philippine Air Force

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021Source: PNA

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-21 517 Bell UH-1H Busdi, Philippines (7F)

16-Jan-2021

Two UH-1s flying together and the pilot of the second aircraft remarked that he could see smoke from the engine of the first aircraft.   The pilot of the first aircraft advised that they were turning back, but as it maneuvered, it nosedived, according to reports.  The pilot reportedly made sure they would not crash land on a group... Read more

Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

11-Dec-2020Source: PNA

The Philippines may acquire another 16 S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Thursday. Lorenzana said PAF chief, Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes told him that it would be more advantageous for the Air Force to be operating a single specific... Read more

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

Philippine Air Force today accepted first six S-70i Black Hawks

10-Dec-2020Source: Philippines Government

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) will formally accept into service on Thursday six Polish-made Sikorsky S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters delivered last month. The acceptance, turnover, and blessing ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. at the Haribon Hangar, Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Pampanga, PAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Aristides Galang said in an... Read more

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

Philippine attack helicopter purchase descends into deadlock

20-May-2020Source: HeliHub.com

Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana is reported in local press as saying that the prices being offered by Boeing and Bell for the AH-64E and AH-1Z acquisitions are way beyond the country’s available budget. The Foreign Military Sale requests issued by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) priced the potential sale of six AH-1Z... Read more

Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

Philippine Air Force considers purchase of 16 Mi-17s

3-Oct-2019Source: Business Mirror

The Armed Forces is reportedly set to procure 16 units of Mi-17 medium-lift helicopters with a total worth of P12.5 billion as it beefs up its air capability in the first official acquisition from Russia. See Full Story.... Read more

Philippine Air Force allocates Funds for Bell 412EP Parts

Philippine Air Force allocates Funds for Bell 412EP Parts

31-May-2018Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Air Force has put aside PHP8.28 million for services and parts for their Bell 412EP combat utility helicopter’s instrument and electrical systems. The Submission for bids opens 7 June at the PAF Procurement Centre Conference Room in Pasay City, reports PTV News.... Read more

Follow-on Bell 412 order for Philippine Air Force

Follow-on Bell 412 order for Philippine Air Force

6-Feb-2018Source: Bell Helicopter

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces today the signature of a purchase agreement with the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) for 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters that will be operated by the Philippine Air Force (PAF). The 16 Bell 412EPI helicopters, fully configured and equipped with advanced features, are being acquired as... Read more

Philippine Air Force to Acquire 24 Attack Helicopters

Philippine Air Force to Acquire 24 Attack Helicopters

14-Dec-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Air Force (PAF) are currently drawing up plans to acquire 24 attack helicopters. The purchase will a part of the Armed Forces of Philippines modernization programme, reports Jane’s 360.  ... Read more

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

4-May-2017

Encountered engine trouble while on a landing approach inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Divisiion in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc, Camp Capinpin in Tanay.  Helicopter crashed and burned out in a wooded area The helicopter was taking part in a disaster rescue operation training course involving 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry... Read more

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

11-Aug-2015Source: WSJ

hen Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative markets. See Full Story... Read more

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

9-Jul-2015Source: Inquirer.net

The US-based supplier for a P1.2 billion helicopter contract with the military has accused the whistleblower in the supposed anomalies in the deal of extortion, and alleged that whenever she failed to get what she wanted, she made things difficult for the company.See Full Story.... Read more

15-Feb-15 461 MD Helicopters MD530 Al-Barka, Philippines

15-Feb-15 461 MD Helicopters MD530 Al-Barka, Philippines

15-Feb-2015

Philippine military press office stated “We also commend the heroic pilots of MG MD-520 attack helicopter that was hit by enemy fire while providing close air support to the ground troops which were swarmed by the bandits,”.  Safe emergency landing made in confined area with no further damage apparent from photo... Read more

04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

4-Feb-2015

Two POB not seriously injuried in UH-1H crash in which helicopter ended up on its roof in open grass area... Read more

7 Sokol helicopters grounded after Marawi crash

7 Sokol helicopters grounded after Marawi crash

11-Aug-2014Source: ABC-CBN

Philippine Air Force chief Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Delgado has ordered the grounding of 7 Sokol helicopters following the crash of a similar aircraft in Marawi City on Thursday. See Full Story... Read more

07-Aug-14 310921 PZL W-3 Sokol Marawi City, Philippines

07-Aug-14 310921 PZL W-3 Sokol Marawi City, Philippines

7-Aug-2014

Appeared to lose power in hover taxi for take-off  en route to Cagayan de Oro City and lost height, crashing to the ground – see full video... Read more

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

31-Mar-2014Source: Canadian Govt

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has signed a US$105-million contract with the Philippines to supply eight specialized helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. The contract was negotiated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Philippines’ Department of National Defense. Prime... Read more

06-Dec-13 Bell UH-1H Bagacay, Philippines

06-Dec-13 Bell UH-1H Bagacay, Philippines

6-Dec-2013

Crashed after reportedly developing engine trouble.  Some injuries... Read more

AgustaWestland confirms Philippine contract for eight AW109 Powers

AgustaWestland confirms Philippine contract for eight AW109 Powers

6-Nov-2013Source: AgustaWestland

Comfirming the story we ran on HeliHub.com on 31st October, here is AW’s official release:- AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Philippine Air Force has signed a contract for eight AW109 Power light twin-engine helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform a range of duties including homeland security, armed reconnaissance... Read more

Philippine Air Force orders eight AW109s

Philippine Air Force orders eight AW109s

31-Oct-2013

Defense Assistant Secretary Patrick Velez said the Air Force would be getting eight 109 Power attack helicopters with .50 caliber machine guns and rocket launchers.  See full story HeliHub.com team considers this may mean 109LUH models?... Read more

04-Oct-13 Bell UH-1H Balingasag, Philippines

04-Oct-13 Bell UH-1H Balingasag, Philippines

4-Oct-2013

Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s 4th Infantry Division, said that the Huey made an emergency landing in Balingasag Friday morning when the pilot noticed a mechanical malfunction... Read more

AgustaWestland and Eurocopter show interest in Philippine attack tender

AgustaWestland and Eurocopter show interest in Philippine attack tender

15-Jul-2013Source: PhilStar

Defense department records show that as of Thursday, only AgustaWestland and Eurocopter have bought the bidding documents for the project. see full story... Read more

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

5-Mar-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the... Read more

PZL-Świdnik delivers last two W3 Sokols to Philippine Air Force

PZL-Świdnik delivers last two W3 Sokols to Philippine Air Force

18-Feb-2013Source: PZL Swidnik

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the last two of eight Sokol helicopters have been delivered to the Philippine Air Force. The Sokols were transported from Lublin Airport to Clark Air Base near Manila on board an An-124 Ruslan large cargo airplane. The two Sokol helicopters follow the six aircraft delivered to... Read more

MV-22s train in the Philippines with local Air Force

MV-22s train in the Philippines with local Air Force

5-Feb-2013Source: US Marine Corps

Three MV-22B Osprey aircraft with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Okinawa, Japan, arrived in Puerto Princesa, Palawan on Jan. 22 to conduct bilateral training with elements of the Philippine Air Force. “The flights we are conducting are important for our... Read more

Fifth and sixth Sokols delivered to the Philippine Air Force

Fifth and sixth Sokols delivered to the Philippine Air Force

6-Dec-2012Source: PZL-Świdnik

PZL-Świdnik, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the second batch of Sokol helicopters in combat utility configuration has been delivered to the Philippine Air Force. The two additional helicopters follow the four Sokols delivered by PZL-Świdnik to the customer in February 2012. The second batch of Sokols are part of a contract signed... Read more

25 helicopters due for Philippine Air Force this year

25 helicopters due for Philippine Air Force this year

28-Jun-2012Source: HeliHub.com

The Philippine Air Force recently announced during the Air Power Symposium 2012 held at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia in Pasay City that it will take delivery of a further 25 helicopters before the end of 2012.  The statement is believed to be part of its preparation for the forthcoming 65th PAF anniversary... Read more

First batch of Philippine Air Force Sokols enter service

First batch of Philippine Air Force Sokols enter service

12-Mar-2012Source: AgustaWestland

PZL–Świdnik SA, an AgustaWestland company, is pleased to announce that the first four Sokol helicopters for the Philippine Air Force were officially handed over to Voltaire Tuvera Gazmin, Secretary of National Defense, by MieczysÅ‚aw Majewski, President of PZL-Åšwidnik, during a ceremony held today at Clark Air Base 40 miles northwest of Manila. The aircraft will... Read more

11-Mar-12 Bell UH-1H Kitcharao, Philippines

11-Mar-12 Bell UH-1H Kitcharao, Philippines

11-Mar-2012

Helicopter was hovering near the ground when it suddenly crashed.... Read more

01-Oct-11 Bell UH-1H Mount Sinumaan, Philippines (3F)

01-Oct-11 Bell UH-1H Mount Sinumaan, Philippines (3F)

1-Oct-2011

Reported mechanical problems, crashed onto mountain and rolled for some distance... Read more

13-Apr-11 Bell Huey II Taytay, Philippines

13-Apr-11 Bell Huey II Taytay, Philippines

13-Apr-2011

PAF Spokesman Lt. Col. Miguel Ernesto Okol clarified that the Air Force helicopter did not crash as it just “made a hard landing” as an emergency procedure.... Read more

Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

Philippine Air Force grounds Huey fleet

12-Sep-2010Source: Manila Bulletin

The entire fleet of Philippine Air Force UH-1Hs has been grounded by following the incident last Friday wherein one of their choppers was engulfed in flames after making an emergency landing in Ilocos Norte (details here)... Read more

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