The Philippine Air Force (PAF) 220th Airlift Wing (220th AW) has conducted a blessing ceremony for Nomad N-22C aircraft with tail number 87 on August 3 at 220th AW Hangar, the 220th AW said.
The event was hosted by 220th AW commander Brigadier General Stephen Parreño.
The blessing was held after the Nomad N-22C aircraft completed a Check “D” Inspection which is a thorough and systematic maintenance inspection after 1,800 aircraft time in accordance with the AeroSpace Technologies of Australia (ASTA) published inspection requirements manual (IRM) Nomad series N22 & N24 Pub # 12.39-1, 220th AW said.
“The aircraft was declared Full Mission Capable (FMC) last July 30, 2018, after completing 50 hours of endurance flight,” it added.
Brigadier General Parreño commended and congratulated the men and women of 220th AW who were involved in the Check “D” Inspection to continue the good work and carry on in accomplishing our mission successfully and safely.
“The 223rd Airlift Squadron spearheaded the conduct of the inspection. Modifications and alterations were made to improve the appearance, services, and performance of the aging aircraft, like painting the aircraft using an AKZO NOBEL paint (the same paint used in the 212i aircraft), enhancing the VIP aircraft configurations such as the installation of VIP table, installation of galley for hot and cold beverages, installation of additional receptacle in the cabin compartment for external power, and the reactivation of fan motors which were not functional for more than 20 years,” the 220th AW said.