The Air Logistics Command, through the 410th Maintenance Wing, recently recovered the SF260 aircraft with tail #040, the Philippine Air Force (PAF) announced.
This marks the eighth asset restored by the PAF from non-mission capable to full-mission capable status by the end of 2019.
Air Force chief Maj. Gen. Allen Paredes, accompanied by 410th MW commander BGen. Randy Tibayan, led the blessing ceremony of the said asset in Clark Air Base in Angeles City, Pampanga last 1 January.
The SF260 was then turned-over to the Air Education, Training and Doctrines Command to be utilized as an additional trainer aircraft that will help produce more capable pilots for the Air Force.
Last September, the 410th MW was also able to restore two helicopters, a UH-1H and a T-41D.
The UH-1H was added to the fleet providing support for operational ground forces, while the T-41D is now being used for the skills training of PAF pilots.
The Air Force’s Air Logistics Command have also recently completed the following major aircraft maintenance feats:
– Restoration of UH-1H (tail number #8230)
– Restoration of UH-1H (tail number #806)
– Restoration of T-41 (tail number #048)
– Inspection and Repair As Necessary (IRAN)
of T-41(tail number #041)