Thursday, 27 December 2012

A Hercules aircraft PAF Merge Back Completed Early 2013

A Hercules C-130B aircraft with tail number 3633 have completed the treatment done in Depo 410th Maintenance Wing in Clark Air Base, Philippines and will rejoin the Philippines Air Force operational in early 2013.

Earlier in October 2012, one plane H ercules C-130H with tail number (tail number) 7607 also handed back terimakan completed the treatment and improvement in BAE Systems' facilities are located in Mojave, California.

With the completion of treatment and improvement was the then current Air Force aircraft Philippines has three operational Hercules, another C-130H Hercules is the tail number 4726.

The Hercules aircraft operated by the 222nd Airlift Squadron from the 220th Airlift Wing located at   Benito Ebuen Air Base, Lapu-Lapu, Cebu.

Philippines Air Force used to have 13 aircraft consisting of eight Hercules C-130B, 1 L-100, 2 L-100-20 and 2 C130H.

In August 2008 a serie Hercules L-100-20 with tail number 4593 fell and killed a dozen people.

President Noynoy Aquino on several occasions wanted Hercules aircraft increase at least two more aircraft for humanitarian tasks in the management of natural disasters and to the transition team.

Previously managed to circulate news of the plan of the C-130H aircraft purchase ex Air Force Tunisia, but the plan was eventually scrapped in mid-2011.

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