BANDUNG-After starting in 2014, N219 aircraft 100% production of PT DI managed to fly premiere at Husein Sastranegara Airport Bandung, Wednesday (16/8).
The 20-seater and twin-engine aircraft took off at 9.00 am and landed 20 minutes later.
"The advantages of this aircraft is really valid work of the nation's children from the design to making this plane. It is the country's 72nd independence gift," said Budi Santoso, President Director of PT DI.
N219 is the result of cooperation between PT LAPAN and PT DI, for the needs of inter-island remote transportation, it can also be used for military and explorer.
"N219 is perfect for inter-island remote transportation because it only takes a runway less than 1000 M" he explained.
According to Budi, PT DI will not stop at N219, but there are still plans to make the plane in the future, said Budi.
The inaugural N219 aircraft was witnessed by all employees of PT DI, also attended by Director General of Air Transportation of Transportation Ministry Agus Santoso and Head of LAPAN Thomas Dzamaluddin. (Wordplay)