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    NEWS | Bell 412 in Philippine Air Force

    Night Vision Lighting for Philippines’ Bell 412

    Texas-based REBTECH installed Night Vision Lighting on two legacy Bell 412HP of the Philippines Air Force’ Presidential Airlift Wing. The work was completed at their homebase at Villamor air base


    Night Vision Lighting for Philippines’ Bell 412

    Reb Technologies, June 06, 2019 - Bedford, TX - REBTECH is pleased to announce the night vision lighting modification of two Bell 412HPs for the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing of the Philippines Air Force.

    The work was completed at the Villamor Air Base, Pasay City, Philippines.

    The aircraft are VIP transport aircraft for the Philippine government. REBTECH partnered with Serpenair, located in Makati City, National Capital Region.

    Mr. Nilo Tam, CEO of Serpenair Group commented, “The Presidential Airlift Wing of the Philippine Air Force is proud to have partnered with REBTECH with the assistance of its in-country representative, Serpenair Group Inc., on the recent upgrade of their Bell 412HP’s. With the completion of the NVG installation, the helicopters can now operate on night missions with better safety and ease of operation. Likewise, REBTECH was able to undertake training and technology transfer to 15 technicians who support the avionics maintenance of the Presidential Airlift fleet."

    REBTECH president, Richard Borkowski commented, “This project was very important for REBTECH. The opportunity was competitively bid, and we were happy to earn the business. It was a team effort between REBTECH personnel and Serpenair, and it was a pleasure to work with Mr. Tan and his team. We believe this is just the beginning of our relationship with Serpenair, and we are committed to providing the Presidential Airlift Wing years of exceptional support."

    The NVG lighting modification for these Bell 412HPs included internally modified avionics and radios, brand new edge lit panels and the use of REBTECH proprietary SHADOWS™ screens over the electro-mechanical instruments. The installation was performed by REBTECH’s IA/A&P and was supported by the avionic technicians of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing.

    About Serpenair: Serpenair, led by Mr. Nilo Tam, has been in the aviation business in the Philippines since 1989. They have been associated with Pratt and Whitney Canada and have promoted business for Boeing Defense, British Aerospace and Dassault Aviation. As a representative of Bell Helicopter, Serpenair has sold 20 helicopters of various models. They have also promoted the sale of 150 armoured vehicles (Simba) manufactured by GKN of the United Kingdom. Serpenair also provided assistance in the sale of SIAI Marchetti SF 260 TP to the Philippine Air Force. Currently, Serpenair is heavily involved in the maintenance support of helicopters flying with the Philippine Air Force. For further information, please contact Willy Nierras at

    About REBTECH: REBTECH, also known as REB Technologies, Inc., is a global industry leader providing advanced military and civil night vision aircraft lighting systems. Based in Bedford, Texas, the company has extensive experience developing night vision lighting for cockpit, cabin and crew stations in addition to night vision systems for external airframe applications. REB Technologies has over 25 FAA, TC and EASA approved supplemental type certificates (STC) and has performed lighting modifications and installations for military and civil customers in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, South, Central and North America. REB Technologies provides FAA approved instrument repair, overhaul and modification support as well as additional design, engineering and developmental services for military or civil aircraft applications upon request.

    Aircraft mentioned in this article :
    Bell 412HP RP-1998 RP-2000     ( Philippine Air Force )

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    Bell 412 in Philippine Air Force
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    REBTECH REB Technologies State of Texas
    Manila / Ninoy Aquino International Airport




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