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Philippine Aerospace Development Corporation

Government corporation established in 1973 to promote development of a Philippines aerospace industry. Aircraft manufacture was undertaken until 1982 by a subsidiary company, National Aero Manufacturing Corporation. Assembled 44 MBB BO 105 helicopters and 67 Britten- Norman Islanders. A four-seat utility high-wing monoplane powered by a 300 hp Textron Lycoming engine was designed. Assembled 24 SIAI-Marchetti S211 jet trainers, 18 SF.260TP turboprop trainers, and eight Lancair lightplanes. Became partner in Eurocopter Philippines to assemble Eurocopter helicopters from kits (plus sales and maintenance). Philippine Helicopter Services Inc subsidiary maintains BO 105s and MD 500s.
 


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