Police take delivery of CN295 plane ahead of schedule

News Desk

The Jakarta Post


Jakarta   /  Sat, September 8, 2018  /  08:22 am

A CN295 plane produced by state-owned aircraft industry PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is parked at Pondok Cabe Airport in South Tangerang, Banten, after delivery to the National Police's Air Directorate on Sept. 7.(kontan.co.id/Zaki Ari Setiawan)

State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) handed over on Friday one CN295 plane to the National Police in a ceremony at the Air Police headquarters in Pondok Cabe, South Tangerang, Banten.

PTDI president director Elfien Goentoro, who represented the company, symbolically delivered the 50-seat plane to the head of the National Police’s Security Maintenance Agency Comr. Gen.  Moechgiyarto.

“The delivery of this CN295 is four months ahead of the schedule stated in the contract, which is in January, 2019,” said Elfien during the ceremony as quoted by tribunnews.com.

The design of the CN295 is 3 meters longer than the CN235. The plane uses Pratt & Whitney PW127G turboprop engines.

Currently, the Air Police operate 11 CN295s.

Moechgiyaro expressed the hope that the arrival of the new plane would assist the police in the performance of their duties. “With more planes in operation, the Air Police will be able to improve its role of safeguarding security and order in society,” he added.

The CN295 plane is jointly developed by PTDI in cooperation with Airbus Defense & Space (ADS) at the PTDI manufacturing facility in Bandung, West Java. (bbn)