AFP nakatanggap ng Beechcraft Hawker transport aircraft mula sa SMC

AFP nakatanggap ng Beechcraft Hawker transport aircraft mula sa SMC

May 6, 2022 @ 3:25 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Nag-turn over ang Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) nitong Huwebes ang isang Beechcraft Hawker 800XP transport aircraft mula sa San Miguel Corporation (SMC), sa Philippine Air Force (PAF) na gagamitin para sa command-and-control at transport missions nito.

“A formal acceptance, turnover, and blessing ceremony was presided over by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City. He was joined by SMC Chief Executive Officer, Ramon Ang,” ayon kay AFP public affairs office chief Col. Jorry Baclor nitong Biyernes.

Ang Beechcraft Hawker 800XP ay isang mid-size twinjet corporate aircraft galing sa SMC noong 2022. It was donated to the Department of National Defense (DND) at ibinigay sa AFP.

Nagsagawa ng isang ceremonial champagne pouring at turnover ng mga dokumento sa AFP. Tinanggap naman ito ni AFP chief-of-staff Gen. Andres Centino.

Dumalo rin sa seremonya sina PAF chief Lt. Gen. Connor Anthony Canlas, Air Logistics Command head Maj. Gen. Florante Amano at Air Mobility Command commander Brig. Gen. Joannis Leonardi Dimaano.

“The PAF will utilize the (Beechcraft) Hawker 800XP as a Command and Control Aircraft. It will work in tandem or as an alternative system to the Gulfstream G280 acquired by the AFP in 2020,” ani Baclor.

Hahawakan ang aircraft ng 250th Presidential Airlift Wing. RNT/SA