Author Topic: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement  (Read 5646 times)

Herbie

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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 03:19:41 AM »
From PinoyAviators FB page:

PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD INTERESTED IN ACQUIRING THE AIRBUS H145 AND AW139 ROTARY AIRCRAFT FOR THE PCGAG.

Under its Maritime Disaster Response Helicopter Acquisition Project, the Philippine Coast Guard is now set to acquire seven (7) all-weather, twin engine utility helicopters capable of performing vital functions, especially search and rescue operations in cases of sea mishaps and Law Enforcement and Security.

According to one senior officer from the PCG, they are studying in getting two types of rotary aircraft, and they are now interested in getting five (5) H145 and two (2) AW139.

https://www.facebook.com/PinoyAviators022513/photos/a.542142562486654.130905.539201296114114/1608452012522365/?type=3&theater

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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2017, 07:59:29 AM »
INVITATION TO BID for the
Supply, Delivery, Testing and Commissioning of Light to Medium Weight, Multi-Purpose, Twin Engine Helicopter for the Philippine Coast Guard

One unit for PHP 745,620,000.00.

I’m wondering what’s their target model. Sobra ang budget for H145 but seems kulang for AW139 as mentioned by PinoyAviators as the PCG’s desired models.

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Re: PCG Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter Requirement
« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2017, 01:09:22 AM »
The status of the "Procurement of Light to Medium Weight Search and Rescue Helicopter" is CANCELLED according to philgeps. The remarks is "PS-DBM to undertake the procurement activities.".

Bright side is the budget can be increased and the "Maritime Disaster Response Helicopter Acquisition Project" is continued. Libre mangarap hehehehe

Some observations on the specifications, old versus new :

Old specifications
Maximum Gross Weight - 6000 - 7000 lbs (2,727 kg - 3,181.81 kg)
Useful load – Not less than 900 kgs
With Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for pilot load management with fully coupled 4-axis autopilot system
Surveillance Mission (fully configured less hoist with 2 pilots + 1 crew): Range at least 300 NM
Wire strike protection system
Airframe hours meter
no stated "Unobstructed cabin volume of at least 200 cubic ft"
With cabin door dimension at least 110 centimeters width

New specifications
Maximum Gross Weight - Must not exceed 4,800 kgs
Useful load - Not less than 1000 kgs
Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) with auto hover capability
Surveillance Mission (fully configured less hoist with 2 pilots + 1 crew): Radius of operation at least 100 NM
no Wire strike protection system defined
no Airframe hours meter defined
Unobstructed cabin volume of at least 200 cubic ft
no stated "With cabin door dimension at least 110 centimeters width"

The new specification "Unobstructed cabin volume of at least 200 cubic ft" disqualifies AW109 as it only has 123.601 cubic ft  (3.5 m3 / 124 ft3), see in http://www.leonardocompany.com/en/-/aw109-power-2

Btw, the new and current bidding of the "SUPPLY, DELIVERY, TESTING AND COMMISSIONING OF LIGHT TO MEDIUM WEIGHT , MULTI-PURPOSE, TWIN ENGINE HELICOPTER", one unit only and coordinated with the Procurement Service of the DBM. It is currently postponed :D

Newest specifications :D
Maximum Gross Weight - None Stated
Useful load - Not less than 1500 kg
Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) with auto hover capability with fully coupled 4-axis autopilot system with auto hover capability
Surveillance Mission (fully configured less hoist with 2 pilots + 1 crew): Radius of operation at least 100 NM
no Wire strike protection system defined
no Airframe hours meter defined
Cabin and cargo volume of at least 200 cubic ft to accommodate transport of two (2) patients at a time lying on the stretchers. Stretchers’ provisions are attached on cabin deck.
"With cabin door dimension at least 110 centimeters width" - None stated

Troop and Cargo Transport : Provisions for at least 8 pax, cargo hook system with min 1,360 kgs capacity
Search and Rescue : Weather and search radar, rescue hoist, provisions for 8 survivors (at least), FLIR, emergency floats, binoculars, NVG, 300 kgs capacity external rescue hoist
Seating Capacity : The helicopter can accommodate at least ten (10) persons including pilots
Range (ISA + Sea Level condition, assume 170 lbs weight for each person) :
a) Transport Mission (fully configured less hoist with 2 pilots + 8 pax): Range at least 100 NM
b) Surveillance Mission (fully configured less hoist with 2 pilots + 1 crew): Radius of operation at least 100 NM
c) SAR Mission (fully configured, with rescue hoist equipment, 2 pilots + 1 crew, will pick up 3 persons): Range at least 100 NM radius with reaction time of 1 HR or less from takeoff point to pick up point.

Miscellaneous/Ground Equipment
  • Air intake / exhaust covers 
  • Ground tools kit (lifting tool, Pitot tubes covers, ground towing and handling equipment) 
  • Standard set of Airborne tools per aircraft 
  • Tie-down fittings provisions
  • Tie-down lashing for helideck operations on PCG SARV
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