Indonesia orders nine C295 transport aircraft
Airbus Military has announced that it has received an order from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) for the provision of nine C295 military transport aircraft for delivery to the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MOD). The company made the announcement in a 15 February 2012 company statement.
According to Airbus Military, the contract between PT DI and the Indonesian MOD was signed simultaneously at a ceremony at the Singapore Airshow. The Indonesian designation of the aircraft will be CN295.
Airbus Military said that the aircraft will be operated by the Indonesian Air Force throughout the vast territory of Indonesia, which includes around 17.000 islands. The aircraft will perform a variety of roles including military, logistical, humanitarian and medical evacuation missions. The first delivery is foreseen in 2012 and by summer 2014 all aircraft will have been delivered.
Additionally, the industrial plan covers a substantial collaboration between PT DI and Airbus Military for the C295 programme, including the manufacturing of the tail empennage, rear fuselage and fuselage panels, as well as workpackages for the development of Computer Based Training systems and the creation of a service and delivery centre and a final assembly line (FAL) in Indonesia.
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