Nusa Dua, Bali (ANTARA News) - State-run aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia has showcased some of its products, including CN-235 and N219, in Indonesia Pavilion, held during the International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank annual meetings in Nusa Dua, Bali.

"The IMF-WB delegates are interested in seeing PT Dirgantara products, including those from Madagascar and Somalia," a guest relation officer in Indonesia Pavilion, Rosyita Rahman said here on Wednesday.

CN 235 is a middle-range twin-engined commercial aircraft that was jointly developed by Construcciones Aeron?uticas SA (CASA) of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer PT DI.

"The delegates are interested to see that CN 235 can be changed within an hour, from commercial aircraft to logistical or medical aircraft," Rosyita said.

PT DI has also showcased N219 or also known as Nurtanio, a twin-engine, 19-seater transport aircraft.

N219 was designed by Indonesian Aerospace for multi-purpose missions in remote areas. It is intended to operate in and out of remote, semi-prepared airstrips; suitable to conditions in Indonesia`s archipelago.

"N219 would be certified by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of the Indonesia`s Transportation Ministry and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It has the advantage to take a short take off and landing, easy to operate in remote areas, can manage a self starting without the help of round support unit," Rosyita said.

The aircraft is equipped with technology that enables a lower operational and maintenance cost, because it would not have to refill its fuels for further flight route.

"Its cabin is the widest in its class and multipurpose," she added.

In April 2018, PT DI has signed purchasing agreements with Senegal and Ivory Coast Air Forces, for CN-235 and NC-212 worth US$75 million.

Under the agreement, Indonesia sold two units of NC-212 series 200 that would be used for maritime surveillance and one unit of CN-235 series 220 for maritime patrol of Senegal Air Forces.

While the Ivory Coast Air Force has purchased a CN-235 series 220 for military transport.

Reporting by Ida Nurcahyani
Editing by Sri Haryati, Rahmad Nasution

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