State-owned plane producer PTDI (PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Indonesian Aerospace) introduced on 9 February that it has delivered one Bell 412EPI utility helicopter to the Indonesian Military Aviation Command. The rotorcraft is a part of a USD183 million contract signed with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence in Jakarta in December 2018 for 9 Bell 412EPI helicopters customised by PTDI to fulfill Indonesian Military necessities. The earlier helicopters of the kind have been delivered to the Military Aviation Heart’s eleventh Air Squadron. Indonesia has plans to have a fleet of 40 Bell-412 EPI plane.

The Bell 412 is a utility helicopter of the Huey household manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It’s a growth of the Bell 212, with the key distinction being the composite four-blade most important rotor. Over 700 Mannequin 412s (together with 260 by AgustaWestland) have been constructed. In 2013 Bell launched the 412EPI which incorporates an digital (Digital) engine management for a PT6T-9 engine improve, and a glass cockpit show system. Additionally featured is a Garmin touchscreen navigation system, and the BLR Strake and Quick Fin upgrades for improved hover efficiency. The Bell 412EPI is especially widespread in army, and legislation enforcement use.


Indonesian Military Aviation Command Receives Its Eighth Bell 412 EPI Utility Helicopter

American aerospace producer Bell Textron and PTDI have been working collectively to help the Indonesian Armed Forces since 1982. In 2016 Bell and PTDI signed an extension to the unique industrial and business settlement reached in 2012. Established in 1976 as a state owned firm, PTDI has developed its functionality as an plane producer and diversified into different areas. PTDI performs customisation work on the plane, together with assembling Gatling gun weapons and bullets. Whereas the Gatling gun will likely be procured from Dillon Aerospace, the bullets will likely be supplied by Indonesian state-owned protection firm PT Pindad.

Headquartered in Bandung, Indonesia, PTDI is among the indigenous aerospace firms in Asia with core competences in plane construction manufacturing, plane manufacturing, providers for each civilian and army. PTDI have one other collaboration mission with Airbus Helicopters for varied sorts of helicopters and Bell Textron Inc. in producing the tail growth, door meeting, door publish, pylon and ducts for the Bell 412 and Huey II helicopters. Since established in August 1976, PTDI has handed over to prospects roughly 448 plane. Of those 448, 253 are helicopters and of those 253 helicopters have delivered 63 of that are Bell 412 collection.