Philippine Officials Investigate Helo Bid-Rigging Allegations | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 12.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.19.14 **
** Airborne 12.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.17.14 **
** Airborne 12.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 12.15.14 **

Thu, Jan 10, 2008

Philippine Officials Investigate Helo Bid-Rigging Allegations

PZL Questions Contract Award To Boeing Partner

Back in September, the Philippine government requested bids to provide six new attack helicopters to aid in the fight against communist rebels and Islamic militants. Boeing partner Asian Aerospace Corporation won the bid... but now, the government is investigating irregularities in that process.

Undersecretary Ariston delos Reyes, a retired navy admiral, told Reuters Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro had given him until January 21 to probe complaints from Poland, one of the other bidders.

"We were ordered to look into complaints that certain rules in the bidding procedures were ignored to favor one bidder over the others," delos Reyes told Reuters. Interviews with officials have yet to begin.

Asian Aerospace had offered the McDonnell Douglas-spec MG530F. Poland's state-owned aircraft manufacturer, PZL-Swidnik S.A., offered six modified, Russian-made Mi2 Plus attack helicopters in the contest. A third bidder, Italy's Agusta-Westland, was disqualified after it failed to guarantee deliveries of the aircraft within a 12-month period.

Most of the 85 UH-1H and MG-520 helicopters in the Philippine fleet are Vietnam-era equipment, donated by the US to help the country fight rebels. Only half are said to be in flying condition.

FMI: www.boeing.com, www.paf.mil.ph

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 12.19.14: Falcon 8X Unveiled, Sportys 172LITE, Bizarre CA AvGas Lawsuit

Also: ANN/Airborne's Crystal Ball, Lear70/75 Mexico Cert, Carnegie Mellon's Lunar Rover, Dragon Delays Dassault Aviation rolled back the curtains earlier this week on the ultra-lon>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (12.21.14)

"We have received extremely positive feedback from our Amadeus A-CDM Portal stakeholders. It is easy to use and enables them to make better decisions that contribute to smoother an>[...]

London Gatwick Airport Increases Runway Capacity To 55 Flights Per Hour

Estimates An Additional 2 Million Passengers On A Single Runway Assisted By Amadeus A-CDM Portal London Gatwick Airport (LGW) is the first to implement a cloud-based Airport-Collab>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (12.21.14)

Aero Linx: Christian Pilots Association (CPA) Established in 1972, Christian Pilots Association, (CPA), is a mobilizing service agency dedicated to assisting God's people in fulfil>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (12.21.14): Axis

Axis A straight line, through the center of gravity, around which an aircraft rotates. For example, an aircraft rolls around its longitudinal axis which is a straight line that run>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC