BELL and PTDI Celebration 70th Aircraft Delivery


No. PTD/014/SP-HUMAS/XI/2019

Jakarta, November 27th 2019 – Humas PTDI

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) today celebrated the 70th aircraft delivery from Bell to PTDI. The aircraft is a Bell 412EPI which is part of a nine aircraft order from the Indonesian Army earlier this year.

Under that contract, Bell will deliver the nine helicopters to PTDI, who will then perform customization work before final delivery to the Indonesian Army. To date, PTDI has received two of the nine aircraft at its facility in Bandung.

“This is an important milestone for both Bell and PTDI and a testament to the strong relationship between both companies. It is fitting that the 70th aircraft is a Bell 412EPI, which the Indonesian Army has operated successfully in a wide variety of missions for more than 20 years,” said David Sale, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Bell. “We look forward to working closely with PTDI in supporting the vertical lift needs of the Indonesian Armed Forces.”

In 2016, Bell and PTDI signed an expanded Industrial and Commercial Agreement which enabled the two companies to expand their support and services in Indonesia to Bell helicopter operators. In addition, PTDI produces the tail boom, door assembly, door post, pylon and ducts for the Bell 412 and Huey II helicopters.

Bell has been present in Indonesia for more than 50 years with an estimated one hundred and ten aircraft currently in operation. Bell’s presence in Indonesia includes a Bell-authorized service facility, a certified maintenance facility and dedicated customer service engineers located in Jakarta.

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We are pioneers. We were the first to break the sound barrier and to certify a commercial helicopter. We were aboard NASA’s first lunar mission and brought advanced tiltrotor systems to market. Today, we’re defining the future of on-demand mobility.

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About PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero)

Headquartered in Bandung, Indonesia, PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) is one of the indigenous aerospace companies in Asia with core competences in aircraft design and development, aircraft structure manufacturing, aircraft production and services for both civilian and military of light and medium turboprop aircraft. Since established in August 1976, under the auspices of the Ministry of State Owned Enterprises, we have successfully developed and grown our capability as an aerospace industry by delivering more than 400 units of aircraft to many customers all around the globe.

Our top-notch products are NC212i and CN235. We also have the other collaboration project with Airbus Defense & Space for C295. Besides, we have another collaboration project with Airbus Helicopters for various kinds of helicopters and Bell Textron Inc. in producing the tail boom, door assembly, door post, pylon and ducts for the Bell 412 and Huey II helicopters. Other than that, PTDI and Bell Textron Inc. are having another intense collaboration to do joint sales & marketing for the Bell 412EPI, customization, as well as maintenance.

By now, we are currently developing a light turboprop aircraft independently, named N219, which is suitable to be operated in remote areas and also fulfill the needs of pioneering aviation.


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Irlan Budiman

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