The Government Strives to Budget Certification Aircraft N219

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Saturday, February 03 2018 - 16:00 IWST

Menteri Riset Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi (Menristekdikti) Muhammad Nasir (Foto ist)
Menteri Riset Teknologi dan Pendidikan Tinggi (Menristekdikti) Muhammad Nasir (Foto ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Denpasar - Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education Prof Mohamad Nasir said the government is seeking a budget for certification of N219 Nurtanio aircraft.

"The efforts of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education is to coordinate with the National Development Planning Agency and the Ministry of Finance," said Nasir after attending the Working Meeting of Region Coordinator of Private Universities (Kopertis) Region VIII in Denpasar, Friday (2/2/2018)

Nasir said the Ministry of Finance is trying to find a budget shortfall for N219 IPTN certification around RP81 billion.

"Hopefully can be obtained," he said.

Previously, the certification process N219 Nurtanio aircraft threatened to be stopped because of budget constraints. To get certified, the aircraft must undergo a test of 340 flight hours.

In fact, for a one-time fly budget required up to Rp250 million, while there is no budget in the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN).

There was an urge that there was a budget injection for the certification of the 19-seater aircraft from the budget of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education.

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