Philippines Cancelled Bell 412 Deals

Philippines Cancelled Bell 412 Deals. In a strange turn and quick of events, the Philippines canceled a contract for 16 Bell Helicopter 412EPIs for its air force, only a few days after revealing the deal at the Singapore Air Show.

The cancellation was ordered by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, after the Canadian government, which had backed the agreement for the Montreal-built plane, ordered a review of the acquisition.

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Philippines Cancelled Bell 412 Deals

Ottawa was concerned that the Manila air force planned to use the twin medians for offensive operations, rather than public service transport missions, according to the government-run Philippine News Agency.

On February 13, a letter was issued to officially cancel the order; Bell announced the agreement, signed in December 2017, on February 6. The Philippines still intends to acquire new aircraft and is now looking for alternative suppliers, he says.

At the result, there are still open opportunity to suppliers to give best proposal to the government.