BANDUNG-PT Dirgantara Indonesia or PT DI signed the purchase of Nurtanio N219 aircraft with PT Aviastar Mandiri. In the agreement, Aviastar is ready to buy Nurtanio N219 in 20 units in stages.
Through the PT DI Public relation press release, the signing was done by commercial Director of PT DI, Irzal Rinaldi and President Director of PT Aviastar Mandiri Muhammad Alvin Reza, witnessed by the Deputy of Mining Business, Strategic and Media Industry, Ministry of BUMN Fajar Harry Sampurno, and President Director of PT DI Elfien Goentoro .
PT Aviastar Mandiri is a company engaged in the field of aviation services to remote areas in Indonesia that operates its aircraft in Sumatra, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Nusa Tenggara and Papua with a home base in Jakarta.
The N219 Nurtanio aircraft is a passenger aircraft with a capacity of 19 passengers with two turboprop engines that refer to CASR Part 23. The idea and design of the aircraft was developed by PT DI with program development carried out by PTDI and LAPAN.
The Nurtanio N219 aircraft was developed to meet the needs of national air transportation in the pioneer area, and the Nurtanio N219 aircraft can be used for a variety of needs, such as passenger transportation, freight transport and air ambulances.
Nurtanio N219 aircraft is expected to be an integrated, effective and efficient logistics distribution solution that can improve the welfare of the community. The Nurtanio N219 aircraft was also developed to support air bridge programs such as Presidential Regulation number 70 of 2017 concerning the Implementation of Public Service Obligations for the Transport of Goods to and from Disadvantaged, Remote, Outermost, and Border Regions.
Nurtanio N219 aircraft will be produced gradually. Initially 6 units will be produced using the existing production capacity, then by running the automation system in the manufacturing process, the delivery capability will gradually increase to reach 36 units per year. jo