BANDUNG (12/9/3019) - President Director of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI), Elfien Goentoro and Acting Governor of Aceh, Nova Iriansyah Signed Memorandum of Understanding on Procurement of N219 Aircraft and Development of Human Resources and Transportation Operations Aceh's air. The signing was carried out in the Plenary Meeting Room, 9th Floor, PTDI Management Center Building, Jl. Pajajaran No. 154 Bandung.
The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding is a follow-up evaluation of the agreement that was carried out in 2018 to achieve realistic conditions that can be achieved in the 2017-2020 RPJMA of the Government of Aceh.
The Aceh Government is interested in buying 4 (four) N219 aircraft units with passenger, cargo and medical evacuation configurations, as well as cooperation in developing Aceh's human resources in the field of aerospace, by first undertaking a joint study between the Government of Aceh through the Department of Transportation and PTDI as part of the preparation for aircraft operations fly N219 independently by utilizing the competencies of PTDI.
PTDI and the Government of Aceh also work together in preparation for the operation of N219 aircraft in Aceh by utilizing the competencies of PTDI. After this signing, PTDI and the Government of Aceh will conduct a joint study of the plan to procure N219 aircraft and the development of Human Resources and the operation of Aceh's air transport.
Discussions on technical and non-technical aspects of procurement of N219 aircraft will be held after the issuance of the N219 Type Certificate of aircraft by the Directorate of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation (DKPPU) Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia.
"It is hoped that the N219 aircraft will be able to optimize its function by the Government of Aceh to serve the people of Aceh, as well as to encourage and increase accessibility and economic growth in the Aceh region," said Elfien Goentoro, President Director of PTDI.
The N219 Nurtanio aircraft is a passenger aircraft with a capacity of 19 passengers with two turboprop engines which refers to CASR Part 23. Regulation and design of the aircraft was developed by PTDI with program development carried out by PTDI and LAPAN.
The N219 Nurtanio aircraft was basically developed to meet the needs of national air transportation in pioneer areas, and the N219 Nurtanio aircraft could be used for a variety of needs, such as passenger transportation, freight transportation or air ambulances.
N219 Nurtanio is designed according to the needs of the community, especially in pioneer areas, making it easy for take-off and landing on short and unprepared platforms, such as grass or rocks.
The N219 Nurtanio aircraft which on August 16 2017 has conducted its first flight test, until now is still undergoing a series of certification testing. The certification process is an important process to guarantee security and safety because it will be used by customers and the general public.
The N219 aircraft will be produced in stages. Initially 6 units will be produced using existing production capacity, then by running an automation system in the manufacturing process, gradually the delivery capability will continue to increase until it reaches 36 units per year. (Even)