PTDI signs MoU with HAVELSAN to collaborate on N219 Aircraft Simulator development

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Istanbul, Turkey, 21 September 2021 – PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) (PTDI) and Hava Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (HAVELSAN) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in order to identify and develop N219 Aircraft Simulator. Under the MoU, PTDI and HAVELSAN will work closely together on Avionic & System Modeling, Flight & Engine Modeling, and Computer System & Interface.

The MoU was signed today at Teknofest 2021 by President Director of PTDI, Elfien Goentoro and CEO of HAVELSAN Mehmet Aktif Nacar, in the presence of Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey, Lalu Muhamad Iqbal.

N219 is a passenger aircraft with a capacity of 19 passengers with two turboprop engines which refers to CASR Part 23 regulations. The idea and design of the aircraft developed by PTDI with program development carried out by PTDI and National Institute of Aeronautics & Space (LAPAN). N219 has successfully obtained Type Certificate on December 22, 2020, issued by Directorate General of Aviation (DGCA) Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia. 

N219 has the ability to take off and landing on short unprepared runways. It is hoped that N219 will soon be able to optimize its function to fulfil the needs of pioneering and connectivity flights in remote areas, also accelerate economic growth more evenly. In operation, this N219 can be used for various needs, such as passenger transportation, freight movement, and air ambulance services.

N219 has a maximum speed of 190 knots, and the lowest speed reaches 65 knots – well controlled even at a fairly low speed, that is very important for the aircraft to flight in mountainous terrain with low speed maneuverability. N219 is equipped with two PT6A-42 turboprop engines with four Hartzell propeller blades, integrated with Garmin 1000 Next Generation communications navigation system.

In the Teknofest 2021, PTDI is again showcasing its flagship products and services to expand markets and increase sales, especially for the CN235-220 and N219 aircraft.


About PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero)

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero), also known as PTDI is one of the indigenous aerospace company in Asia with core competences in aircraft design, development and test, aircraft structure manufacturing, aircraft production, and aircraft services for both civilian and military. 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 455 units of aircraft to many customers all around the globe.

Our top-notch products are NC212i, CN235 and N219. We also have the other collaboration project with Airbus Defense & Space for CN295. Besides, we have another collaboration project with Airbus Helicopters for various kinds of helicopters and Bell Helicopters 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 Helicopters 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. N219 has successfully obtained Type Certificate (TC) issued by Directorate General of Aviation (DGCA) Ministry of Transportation Republic of Indonesia.



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