Indonesian-made aircraft are targeted by many countries, how much does it cost?

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Jakarta, ONENEWS.MY.ID – Aircraft made in Indonesia are increasingly recognized by the world. Currently the aircraft is selling well in the market and is coveted by many countries.

One of the proofs is that the CN-235 aircraft produced by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) or PTDI is being targeted by many countries. Several countries have requested and purchased this PTDI-made aircraft. Among them are Venezuela, Senegal, Burkina Faso, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, Nepal, and Brunei Darussalam.

There are at least two types of aircraft, namely the CN235-220 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) and the CN235-220, which are in great demand because they are multifunctional. Besides being able to be used for military needs, this aircraft can also be operated for commercial flights and private flights.

As a multifunctional aircraft, one of the advantages of the CN-235 is the many configurations it has. The aircraft can be configured to meet five different needs namely troop/paratrooper transport, configuration for VIP, configuration for medical evacuation, passenger and cargo aircraft.

The CN-235 aircraft is also in great demand because of its ability to take off in short distances and on unpaved runways. In addition, the aircraft is equipped with a rear door and has a range of up to 1,773 km or approximately 11 hours.

This capability is owned by the CN-235 because the glass cockpit avionics technology, autopilot and winglets on the aircraft wing make this vehicle stable and fuel efficient.

The CN-235 type 220 has a carrying capacity of up to 4,700 kg or 36 passengers. This aircraft can fly up to an altitude of 25,000 feet, and a speed of up to 231 kts. This aircraft is equipped with a General Electric GE CT7-9C turboprop engine.

For military purposes, this aircraft can carry a load of up to 5,200 kg or carry around 49 soldiers. The aircraft can also be relied on to carry out humanitarian missions, search and rescue, border patrols and other special missions.

The various cutting-edge technologies and sophistication make this aircraft have a price of around Rp. 400 billion. Currently, the government continues to develop the CN-235 so that it can be used more optimally for commercial aviation purposes, especially as a liaison for the archipelago.

This year, PTDI has exported CN-235 aircraft, one of which is to Senegal in March 2021. The exported CN-235/MPA aircraft are planned to be used by Senegal for patrolling the Air Force.

This year’s export to Senegal is PTDI’s third shipment to the country. Previously, Senegal had purchased the CN-235 in 2011 and 2014.

On September 21, PTDI also signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkish Aerospace from Turkey for aircraft industry collaboration, one of which involved the CN-235 flying aircraft. The signing of this MoU is in order to improve and strengthen the cooperative relationship that has existed between PTDI and Turkish Aerospace.

This cooperation allows PTDI in the future to be involved in Turkey’s steps to modernize their CN-235 aircraft. In addition, collaboration in the development and purchase of the N219 aircraft was also agreed in the MoU.

For this shipment, PTDI is now recorded as having produced and delivered 69 CN235 aircraft for both domestic and foreign needs. This strengthens PTDI’s position as the only CN235 aircraft manufacturer in the world. Currently, there are about 286 CN235 aircraft in the world.

[Gambas:Video CNBC]



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