The Philippine Navy’s Naval Air Wing is set to build new hangars in its headquarters in the coming months as it continues to acquire more aircraft.
Navy officials, led by Naval Air Wing commander Commodore Karl Decapia and a representative of RD Mandanas Construction, the civilian developer of the hangar, broke ground for the first of the three planned hangars at Naval Base Heracleo Alano in Sangley Point, Cavite City on January 11.
The new 12-million-peso hangar, dubbed as Hangar number 3, will be a replica of the two long-existing hangars of the wing. It will be the first time that the 73-year-old unit will build a new hangar at the naval base in decades.
The Naval Air Wing planned to build two hangars in the first five months of 2021, or before the monsoon season starts. The last remaining hangar’s construction is planned for later in the year. Each hangar would have an average area of at least 180 square meters which could accommodate up to six aircraft.