PHILIPPINE AEROSPACE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
PADC established 1973 as government arm for development of Philippine aviation industry; is now an attached agency of Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) and has technical workforce of about 200. Main activities are aircraft manufacturing and assembly; maintenance engineering; aircraft and spare parts sales; service centres for Britten-Norman Islander.
Past programmes have included licensed assembly of 67 Islanders (including 22 for Philippine Air Force), 24 Agusta S.211 jet trainers, 16 (of 18) SF-260TP turboprop trainers and 44 BO 105s. Six Lancair ESs and two Lancair IVs were being assembled from PAI kits in 1999 for delivery to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
PADC has maintenance/repair/overhaul centre for Rolls-Royce 250 series turbine engines and for Textron Lycoming and Teledyne Continental piston engines of up to 298 kW (400 hp). its Maintenance and Engineering Department undertakes FMS work on 250-C30 engines for Sikorsky helicopters and 250-B17 turboprops and propellers for PAF Nomads.
PADC's 30/70 per cent joint venture with Eurocopter, known as Eurocopter Philippines, offers sales and after-sales service and assembly of Eurocopter helicopters from CKD kits. Two Ecureuils have been supplied to the PNP and one to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
PADC's latest known venture is a partnership with National Airmotive Corporation (NAC) of the USA to establish a centre in the Philippines to support the aviation needs of Southeast Asia (and especially the needs of the Philippine Air Force) regarding overhaul of Rolls-Royce T56/501 and 250 series engines, QEC overhaul and repair, propeller refurbishment and C-130 Hercules airframe components.
Address: PO Box 7395, Domestic Airport Post Office, Lock Box 1300, Domestic Road, Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Tel: (+63 2) 832 37 57 and 23 81
Fax: (+63 2) 832 25 68