BANDUNG-Aircraft NC212i made by PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI) again recognized in the international arena.
On May 15, 2018, the Vietnamese Air Force received 2 (two) units and dated June 06, 2018 re-delivered 1 (one) unit NC212i aircraft from a total of 3 (three) units of orders NC212i aircraft.
Today, on June 8, 2018, PTDI conducted a ferry flight of 2 aircraft of NC212i for the Philippine Air Force from Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung to Clark International Airport, Philippines via route Bandung - Banjarmasin - Tarakan - Clark International Airport, Philippines. The Philippine Air Force's NC212i aircraft is due to arrive in the Philippines on June 11, 2018.
The five units of NC212i aircraft have been fully done by PTDI, meaning that PTDI is the only aircraft industry in the world that currently produces NC212i aircraft.
The whole process of building aircraft structures ranging from Fuselage, Wing Center, Outer Wing, Outer Flap, Inner Flap, Aileron, Vertical Stabilizer, Rudder, Horizontal Stabilizer, Elevator and all Door start Pilot Door, Passenger Door, Ramp Door, Forward Door and Emergency Door has been done in Bandung in PTDI production area. Airbus Defense and Space has fully handed production facilities to PTDI ranging from jigs and tools to warehousing (Slow Mover Material) which originally resided in Spain has been delivered entirely to PTDI.
"The NC212i aircraft is the latest generation multipurpose aircraft from NC212 with a 28 passenger capacity, has a ramp door, spacious cabin class, modern navigation and communication systems, lower operating costs but remains competitive in the small aircraft market," said Ade Yuyu, Corporate Secretary of PT DI, Friday (8/6).
The NC212i has been using Digital Avionic and has been equipped with Autopilot making it easier for pilots to fly configuration while the difference with NC212-200 lies on the Avionic Rack which was originally placed in the aircraft, the NC212i Avionic Rack plane is placed at the front of the aircraft muzzle so as to increase the number of passengers, other differences the NC212i aircraft uses a winglet to reduce air resistance around the wingtips and use a glass box to increase passenger comfort looking out of the plane. Jo