BANDUNG-The first aircraft of N219 art production of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) successfully aired and landed safely on its first flight test at Husein Sastranegara Airport on Wednesday (16/8). For 20 minutes the aircraft fully done by the Indonesian worker managed to fly perfectly.
President Director of PT DI Budi Santoso said his pride on the plane designed since 2014 was finally able to take off.
"This plane has been prepared since 2006, but the crisis makes the plan illustrated, 2014 we start again and finally today can fly, right at the anniversary of RI to 72," he witnessed the first flight.
The plane with pilot Captain Esther Gayatri took off at 09.00 witnessed by thousands of employees of PT DI, for 20 minutes aired, the plane managed to fly at an altitude of 8000 meters and do some maneuver.
Routes taken include flying over Batujajar and Saguling Reservoir areas.
"The success of flying is very important for PT DI and the national aerospace industry because it proves that the Indonesian people are still able to design an airplane," Budi concluded. Jo