His Majesty’s Armed Forces Invitation to Tender

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His Majesty’s Armed Forces

22nd January, 2019

Invitation to Tender



Year                                                   1959

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

Email: okusitino.sakalia@defence.gov.to