PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) will soon complete the newest production of the N-219 aircraft. N-219 aircraft will undergo a certification process in 2013, and expected to air in 2014.
Head of Indonesia Aerospace Structure Design, Budi Sampurno said the plane could have flown in Indonesia because it has been certified FAR 23, the certificate for the type of small aircraft.
For first year sales in 2014, new aircraft will be marketed in Indonesia. Targeted N-219 could sell 154 aircrafts. For 2014, the local target first will produce 97 civilian aircraft, 57 aircraft for the military. The price is approximately U.S. $ 4 million (Rp 34 milliar).
There are some countries who are interested to buy this aircraft, Algeria its one of them. In fact, Algeria’s offer to be able to make the assembly plant there. Also South Korea show interest to offer help to apply eligibility certificate to fly the N-219 to the United States. South Korea hopes that the N-219 aircraft can operate on sky of their country.
This aircraft will be made 4 units in 2013, two aircraft will be used to test on the air and two other planes to be tested in the laboratory.
N-219 type aircraft has the capacity to carry 19 passengers with a seating pattern of each line contains 3 chairs. To take off this plane only requires a distance of approximately 430 meters and to land requires a distance of about 480 meters. The aircraft is able to perform flight about 5-6 hours for a full refueling.
Taken from Detik Finance
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