Navy activates 3rd aircraft from Japan

The Philippine Navy’s Naval Air Group (NAG), on May 29, conducted the activation and blessing ceremony of its third of five Beechcraft King Air TC-90 aircraft donated by Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

The said aircraft was tagged NV394.

Philippine Navy Chief Vice Admiral Robert A. Empedrad attended the event as guest of honor and the first lady of the Navy Mrs. Blessilda A Empedrad as the aircraft’s primary sponsor.

The activated aircraft is part of final three TC-90 aircraft that arrived in March 2018. The arrival of initial two aircraft was in March 2017.

The first and second aircraft were activated November 21, 2017 and March 19, 2018, respectively.