Philippine Air Force To Receive Indonesia's NC-212i Aircraft By September End

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Philippine Air Force To Receive Indonesia's NC-212i Aircraft By September End
NC-212i short takeoff and landing (STOL) medium transport aircraft

Indonesia will deliver two NC-212i short takeoff and landing (STOL) medium transport aircraft to Philippine Air Force possibly in this third quarter.

The delivery of Philippine Air Force's NC-212i STOL aircraft ordered from Indonesia's PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) may take place by end of this September, Update.ph reported Friday.

The Philippine government entered a contract with the said Indonesian firm for the supply of two NC-212 aircraft early 2014. Delivery was expected late 2015.

“PTDI failed to deliver the aircraft on time due to issues between PTDI and the approved autopilot supplier, who was bought by another company.” MaxDefense said.He was said to have not honored its commitments to PTDI, which led to the delay and blacklisting of PTDI.

“Blacklisting from Philippine government procurement board is coming to an end in 3 days,” the publication said.

However, delivery may take place in September.

CASA C-212 Aviocar is a turboprop-powered STOL medium transport aircraft designed and built by CASA in Spain.

At present, C-212s are also being produced under licence by PT Dirgantara Indonesia under the NC-212 family nomenclature.

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