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PT DI accelerates N-219 aircraft toward commercial production in 2020

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Wed, September 18 2019   /  02:14 am
Aerospace expertise: The Aircraft N250 Gatotkaca prototype is parked inside the fix wing hangar of state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia on Sept. 12. The aircraft was produced under the supervision and based on the design of Indonesia’s former president, the late BJ Habibie, when he served as president director of PT Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara. (JP/Arya Dipa)(JP/Arya Dipa)

Aerospace expertise: The Aircraft N250 Gatotkaca prototype is parked inside the fix wing hangar of state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia on Sept. 12. The aircraft was produced under the supervision and based on the design of Indonesia’s former president, the late BJ Habibie, when he served as president director of PT Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara. (JP/Arya Dipa)State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) will begin commercial production of its N-219 aircraft next year to meet the growing demand for small airplanes both at home and overseas.N-219 program manager Palmana Banandhi at PT DI said the N-219’s 19-seater transport aircraft was expected to enter the market in 2020 at the initial price of US$6 million per aircraft.The N-219 aircraft was expected to fulfill 25 percent of the global demand for 532 aircraft over the next 11 years.The...