On the 31st of October, the Philippine Navy opened a bid invitation for the supply and delivery of two units of overhauled Lycoming engines for a Norman-Britten Islander on PhilGEPS. The invitation, with an Authorized Budget for Contract (ABC) of P8M, will close on the 16th of November 2012.
Islanders are the fixed-wing workhorses of the PN Naval Aviation Group (NAG), which use them as its principal liaison and maritime patrol aircraft. Over the years, the NAG Islander fleet has gone through periodic refurbishment to extend their lives. The following video shows an Islander on a test flight after having undergone depot-level maintenance with Hawker Pacific in 2008.