Government Provides Technical Support For PT DI

By : Herry Barus And Aldi Firhand. A | Thursday, January 11 2018 - 21:25 IWST

EC 725 Cougar helicopter made by PT Dirgantara Indonesia. (KOMPAS.com/Reni Susanti)
EC 725 Cougar helicopter made by PT Dirgantara Indonesia. (KOMPAS.com/Reni Susanti)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - The government through the Directorate General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation as the national aviation regulator will provide technical support for acceleration of certification to PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) in order to be able to produce and market its products more progressively in the international market.

The Director General of Air Transportation of the Ministry of Transportation, Agus Santoso, said in a press statement in Jakarta on Wednesday (10/1/2017) that the encouragement is in the form of technical assistance on design certification, type, until product according to international flight rules (Annexes ICAO) and national civil aviation security regulations CASR).

In addition, it helps in marketing to friendly countries of Indonesia through "Bilateral Airworthines Recognition"

According to Agus, PTDI products are well known and used by many countries in the world.

For that, according to him, PTDI should be encouraged to make more needed products both by international market and national market.

"We will provide technical support for PTDI to be more progressive in penetrating the world market, for example last month we have been in talks with the Mexican aviation authority, where the country is already using a lot of CN-235 and NC-212 aircraft and will buy more but they are still constrained by spare parts and components problems, "he said.

Therefore, it encourages PTDI to also produce spare parts and components of these aircraft so that the marketing can be better.

In addition, Agus will also encourage PTDI to produce the needed aircraft for national airlines, such as airplanes to operate in Papua with its mountainous areas, many steep hills and ravines.

According to Agus, the aircraft suitable for natural conditions in Papua is a plane capable of airing and landing on a short runway.

In addition, aircraft that have a "stall speed" low so that it can fly slowly and maneuver well on the sidelines of mountain cliffs in Papua.

"The N219 aircraft currently manufactured by PTDI is a suitable aircraft for that matter, so we will be guarding the certification process so that the aircraft becomes reliable and mass-produced." With good certification from a recognized world authority, the N219 will also be marketed to countries that need and have natural conditions such as Papua, "he said.

To fly Papua in addition to the need for an agile aircraft can maneuver, "stall speed" is low, is also no less important is the latest navigation equipment.

All this is done by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation as a flight regulator to strengthen the airline operators in Indonesia in serving the more sustainable affordability of Papua.

"As a regulator, we are familiar with 3 A operators namely 'Airport, Airlines and Air Navigations' In Indonesia, now plus A one is 'aircraft manufacturer' For that we will also help, supervise and build 'aircraft manufacturer' can grow and contribute more to the nation and state, "he said.

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