TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Although Singapore has raised its alert status over the spread of the corona virus in its territory, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) or PTDI will continue to perform the Singapore Airshow 2020. The prestigious event of the Singapore International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition takes place starting today, Tuesday 11 February 2020 to Sunday 16 February 2020, at the Changi Exhibition Center, Singapore.
PTDI Corporate Communication and Promotion Manager Adi Prastowo, in a press release said that PTDI participated in the Singapore Airshow 2020 to expand marketing and increase sales of various products and services. He mentioned a number of superior products such as CN-235-220, NC212i and N219 Nurtanio aircraft and Aircraft Maintencance, Repair, Overhaul (MRO) services as products to be promoted at PTDI Booth in Singapore Airshow 2020, Hall B Number G39.
PTDI also features a CN235 Gunship model aircraft, aircraft that use the General Electric CT7-9C3 turboprop engine which will be armed using a 30mm single caliber canon.
The CN-235 Gunship aircraft will also be equipped with other weapons systems, such as the installation of a weapon hanger in a wheel house (undercarriage sponsor).
According to Adi, this CN-235 Gunship aircraft was produced by PTDI based on market needs, which would be used as fire support aircraft for ground troops, Combat SAR, sea surveillance, and border line patrols. "As for some countries that are used as potential customers, such as the Philippines, Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Senegal," he said on Tuesday.
In addition, visitors can learn more about the maintenance and service capabilities of PT Nusantara Turbine and Propulsion (NTP), a subsidiary of PTDI participating in the exhibition, which has trusted advantages in the engineering, maintenance, repair, and repair of gas turbines and equipment spinning.
Previously, nine international airlines had said they had withdrawn from the biennial exhibition. They are absent from the Singapore Airshow 2020 because of the status of the corona virus spreading in the increasingly worrying country of the Lion.
Based on reports obtained by Bloomberg, a number of exhibitors who decided to resign include Bombardier Inc., CAE Inc., De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Ltd., and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Other exhibitors who withdrew were Aerospace Honeywell, Textron Aviation Inc., Viking Air Ltd. Lockheed Martin Corp and Raytheon Co. While the Pentagon and Boeing.Co decided to continue to appear.