His Majesty’s Armed Forces
22nd January, 2019
Invitation to Tender
1959 BEECHCRAFT G18S
Make/Model Beechcraft G18S
Serial # BA 483
Location Nuku’alofa, KINGDOM OF TONGA
Tender Due Date 1630Hrs Friday 26th July, 2019
Status/Valuation Report on Beech18 AW01 S/N BA483 by JT. O’Brian, NZ Lame No. 10728 Dated 24th Sept 2018
This aircraft is currently not in an airworthy condition and is positioned at HMAF Air Wing Unit hangar at Taliai Military Camp, Fu’amotu. This is where the aircraft was inspected.
This is a Beech Model G18S, Serial No. BA 483 and was constructed in December 1959 by the Beech Aircraft Corporation.
The current airframe hours are unknown at this stage and it was last flown in 2005. On external appearances the aircraft is quite tidy and has been hangered since its arrival in 1995. Airframe wise some surface corrosion is evident but no great problem arears are apparent, paintwork is generally sound.
The aircraft records and paper work appear to have disappeared which has hindered this appraisal considerably.
The aircraft suffered some damage when the hangar roof collapsed during a cyclone. The repair work was carried out by Field air Engineering in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
There is limited tooling available with the aircraft mainly engine tools and some spares which requires recertification.
The Rear left-hand Tail Wing is currently damaged when collided with another aircraft during Cyclone Gita in February, 2018
Since this aircraft is not or a civilian registered and requires a bit of expenditure especially in the areas of engine and propellers.
For further inquiries, please contact;
LtCol ‘Okusitino Sakalia
Mobile: (676) 7772 986