DND to buy P40 M spare parts for C-295
Bebot Sison Jr., Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - April 24, 2016 - 10:00am

MANILA, Philippines – With its brand new C-295 Airbus, the Department of National Defense is set to procure P40 million worth of additional integrated logistics support this year.

The DND said the amount would be sourced from the military’s Modernization Act Trust Fund for purchase of 47 line items of aircraft ground support equipment.

In layman’s terms, the line items refer to spare parts that would be needed for the aircraft’s maintenance in the next three years.

The C-295 Airbus is categorized as a medium lift aircraft, similar to the Fokker F-27 being maintained by the 220th Airlift Wing.

With its capacity of 20,000 pounds of cargo or 71 passengers, 50 paratroops and 24 stretchers with seven attendants, the aircraft would be used by the Air Force in ferrying personnel and logistics.

The Philippine Air Force received three C-295 aircraft from the manufacturer Airbus Defense and Space, which delivered them from Spain.

A pre-bid conference for the additional integrated logistics support for the C-295 Airbus will be held on April 29 at the DND bids and awards committee conference room in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.



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