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ADAS 2016: OEM support of PAF helicopters proving critical

30th September 2016 - 10:44 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Manila


In recent years the Philippine Air Force (PAF) has introduced several new helicopter platforms from disparate manufacturers. For a service used to keeping robust but simple machines like the UH-1N Huey flying, there are challenges in keeping more modern rotorcraft operational.

James Williamson, business development manager at Bell Helicopter, stated during ADAS 2016 in Manila, ‘Support is important,’ and he believed his company is doing a commendable job in servicing the PAF’s eight 412EP helicopters which were delivered ‘ahead of time and on budget’ last year.

Bell also helps support a large fleet of older UH-1D and UH-1H rotorcraft.

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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