PT DI wins projects worth up to Rp7 trillion: Dahlan

The projects include making 65 CN-212 helicopters and aircraft components for Airbus A320, A330, A340, A380 and A350.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) has won projects worth up to Rp7 trillion that should be finished in three years, state enterprises minister Dahlan Iskan said here on Friday.

The projects include making 65 CN-212 helicopters and aircraft components for Airbus A320, A330, A340, A380 and A350.

He said PT DI admitted that it had never received orders so many in its history so far, adding orders came from abroad.

"So if we see A380 parts of its wings are made in Bandung based on a lifetime contract," he said at his office.

So long as Airbus is still active it will continue to order aircraft components or planes from PT DI while the value of contracts for making components have now already reached 25 percent of PT DI`s turnover, he said.

Besides serving Airbus PT DI also acts as a sub-contractor for Boeing. Boeing has ordered components from South Korea and South Korean suppliers demand components made by PT DI. Right now there are thousands of smaller aircraft components, he said.

Dahlan said PT DI would receive an order to make aircraft from Spain, which will send several of its aircraft components to PT DI.

Right now 25 to 50 engineers from PT DI are in Spain to study the technology of CN-295 manufacturing.

Regarding additional capital from the government for the company the minister said the government had injected around Rp1 trillion last year. Right now the company`s finance is good and credit worthy.

PT DI has also received orders from the country`s defense ministry but the ministry still has yet to wait for the disburseemnt of the budget for it.

For the project PT DI has been approved to seek loans up to Rp1 trillion.

"I have checked to see if credit from BRI was smooth or not and it was found to be smooth. Ahead PT DI would continue seeking bank loans because of the projects it has received," he said.(*)

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