US embassy cable - 02TEGUCIGALPA2701

PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON APPLICATION 05-863618

Identifier: 02TEGUCIGALPA2701
Wikileaks: View 02TEGUCIGALPA2701 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Tegucigalpa
Created: 2002-09-25 15:04:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: KOMC ETTC HO
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 002701 
 
SIPDIS 
 
BLUE LANTERN 
 
PM/DTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR, STATE FOR WHA/CEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KOMC, ETTC, HO 
SUBJECT: PRE-LICENSE END USE CHECK ON APPLICATION 05-863618 
 
REF: SECSTATE 183680 
 
 1.  This cable responds to the action requested in reftel. 
 
 2.  SUMMARY:  Post has verified that the Honduran Air Force 
has contracted with ENAER (Empresa Nacional de Aeronautica) 
in Santiago, Chile to support the repair of Honduran C-130 
and F-5 aircraft for the 2002-2005 time frame.  END SUMMARY. 
 
 3.  Poloff confirmed with DAO and U.S. MilGroup officials 
that the Honduran Air Force recently entered into a $10 
million contract with ENAER of Santiago, Chile for the repair 
and maintenance of the Air Force's C-130, F-5 and A-37 
aircraft.  Post understands that the contract is for the time 
frame 2002-2005. 
 
 4.  According to DAO and MilGroup, the $3 million worth of 
spare parts for the routine repair and maintenance of the 
aircraft is consistent with the reported $10 million dollar 
contract with ENAER. 
 
 5.  MilGroup reports that one of the Honduran Air Force's 
C-130s has already been refurbished by the Chilean company, 
and that it was delivered to the Hondurans in January 2002. 
 
PIERCE 

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