Indonesian and Czech firms sign aircraft purchase commitment

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian airlines on Friday signed a purchase commitment for L410 NG aircraft with Czech Republic aircraft manufacturer LET Aircraft Industries and PT Prasandha Dumayasa, which will serve as the local partner in Indonesia.

The purchase commitment was signed by the director of PT Prasandha Dumayasa, Evi Lusviana; the director of Wise Air, Wibisana Sugria; the director of Sulut Airways, Marco Dino Umbas; Star Wisata Air CEO Rahmat Effendi; the director of PT Merpati Maintenance Facility (MMF), Rowin Mangkoesubroto; and OMNIPOL (the holding company of LET Aircraft Industries) Asia Deputy Commercial Director, David Holubec.

“So far, 18 units of the aircraft (will be) purchased (under the commitment),” Lusviana said after signing the purchase commitment during the Indo Aerospace Expo & Forum 2022. at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport here on Friday.

Of the 18 aircraft to be purchased by three Indonesian private airlines under the purchase commitment signed on Friday, 10 aircraft will be purchased by Sulut Airways, three by Wise Air and five by Star Wisata Air.

According to Lusviana, one of the advantages of purchasing the aircraft through his company is that its MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) is already available in Indonesia through cooperation with MMF.

“Therefore, every user (of the aircraft) can go to the MMF,” she added.

She said her team’s main goal is to build the aviation industry ecosystem in Indonesia.

Thus, it asked the aircraft manufacturer to manufacture the components of the aircraft in Indonesia if, later, the purchase commitment reaches 50 aircraft.

Apart from this, she also noted that the other objective is to improve air connectivity to regions and islands in the country.

“What we see is that the function of this aircraft is to help community and regional governments carry out their activities,” she noted.

The L410 NG aircraft manufactured by LET Aircraft Industries is a versatile mission aircraft that can be used for various purposes, for example, passenger aircraft (19 seats), cargo aircraft, air ambulance and flying doctor, and maritime surveillance.

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