PTDI President Director Elfien Goentoro and Basarnas Chief Vice Marshal Bagus Puruhito signed a document on the handover of the two helicopters in the presence of Vice Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Budi Gunadi Sadikin at the PTDI Hangar Rotary Wing in Bandung.
"The handover of the two AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters demonstrates PTDI’s seriousness in assisting Basarnas in fulfilling its main tasks and functions, especially in evacuating and rescuing victims," Goentoro explained.
Handover of the two helicopters is based on a sales and purchase contract, dated November 16, 2018, between PTDI and Basarnas. The two helicopters were ready on time and will be delivered in December 2019 in accordance with the targeted delivery date.
PTDI had also delivered two AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters on February 18, 2014, and two other AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters on November 15, 2016.
PTDI produced the Medium Intermediate AS365 N3+ Dauphin helicopters in cooperation with Airbus Helicopters in France.
The helicopter meets the SAR and Coast Guard standards. In total, 170 Dauphin helicopters are operated worldwide.
The helicopter is equipped with hoist to pull out or evacuate victims from its right doors.
PTDI is making necessary preparations to fulfill other orders from Basarnas to produce SAR helicopters, both AS365 N3+ Dauphin and other types of helicopter, as a manifestation of its commitment to building and developing the country's air strength.
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