PT DI is ready to produce the N219 Nurtanio aircraft starting this year – The head of the National Aeronautics and Space Agency (Lapan) Thomas Djamaluddin said PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) is ready to produce the N219 Nurtanio aircraft starting in 2021.

“The N219 aircraft that have received the Type Certificate are ready to be produced by PT DI. This year, it is starting to fulfill orders from the Aceh Provincial Government,” said Thomas who was contacted from Jakarta, Saturday (20/2/2021).

He said that the Aceh government had ordered five N219 aircraft.

The aircraft, which was named Nurtanio by the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo on November 10, 2017, was an aircraft made by the nation’s children, the result of cooperation between Lapan and PT DI.

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This aircraft can be used to transport civilian passengers, military transportation, freight or cargo transportation, medical evacuation, to assistance during natural disasters.

Type Certificate for N219 aircraft is obtained after flying for 340 hours. The N219 aircraft can fly with a maximum speed of 210 knots, and a lowest speed of up to 59 knots.

With this capability, the N219 aircraft can move flexibly when passing through cliffs and mountains because it can fly at a fairly low speed but under control.

The N219 aircraft is designed according to the needs of the community, especially in pioneer areas so that it has a short take of landing capability and is easy to operate in remote areas, and can be self-starting without ground assistance.

Because the nose landing gear and main landing gear of the N219 aircraft cannot be inserted in, when flying, this aircraft can make landings on unpaved and even rocky runways. [Antara]

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