Indonesian Aerospace N-219

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N-219
IAe N-219.jpg
Role Light utility transport
National origin Indonesia
Manufacturer Indonesian Aerospace
Status Under development
Unit cost
$4,000,000[citation needed]
Developed from IPTN NC-212

The Indonesian Aerospace N-219 is a new light transport aircraft designed by Indonesian Aerospace for multi-purpose missions in remote areas.[1]

Design and development[edit]

The N-219 was developed from the CASA C-212 Aviocar and, like that design, is also of all metal construction. It is claimed that it will have the largest cabin volume in its class, along with a flexible door system to allow a multi-purpose missions for transporting passengers and cargo. N-219 has been design to comply with FAR 23 (commuter category aircraft) and will be certified in 2013, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2014. Foreign certification will be pursued later. The initial price is forecast to be US$4 million each,[2] while the predicted development budget was about $30 million for 15 aircraft.[3]

Due to funding shortages loans for US$65M to develop the N-219 were procured from the $1B Qatar-Indonesia Joint Investment Fund in 2006.[4]

In June 2011, the Industry Minister requested that the Indonesian government provide Rp.59 billion (US$6.9M) to complete the N-219 prototype. Budi Darmadi, Director General of the Industry Ministry's Advanced Technology-Based Seed Industry indicated he believed that the aircraft has good market potential, due to the age of most other aircraft in its class.[5][6]

The company has received an order of 20 units N-219 from Merpati Nusantara Airlines to replace its older aircraft such as Twin Otter, with deliveries expected in 2015. The total market for the N-219 was forecast as 97 civil and 57 military aircraft.[7][8] On August 2013, the company announced that they had secured an order for 100 aircraft from Lion Air for delivery in 2016.[9]

Specifications[edit]

Data from[citation needed]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 2
  • Capacity: 19
  • Empty weight: 9,500 lb (4,309 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 15,500 lb (7,031 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-42 turboprop engines, 850 shp (630 kW) each

Performance

  • Cruise speed: 213 kn (245 mph; 394 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 73 kn (84 mph; 135 km/h)
  • Range: 600 nmi (690 mi; 1,111 km)
  • Ferry range: 1,580 nmi (1,820 mi; 2,930 km)
  • Service ceiling: 10,000 ft (3,000 m)
  • Rate of climb: 2,300 ft/min (12 m/s)

See also[edit]

Related development

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airframer (January 2011). "Indonesian Aerospace N-219". Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Irawan, Ade (June 2011). "Pesawat Baru N-219 Garapan PT DI Dibandrol US$ 4 Juta". detikFinance. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "PT DI Kembangkan Pesawat N-219". January 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ Menafn (December 2010). "IAe to bid for finance from Qatar-Indonesia Fund". The Peninsula. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  5. ^ Hapsari, Rukmi and Adi Teguh (June 2011). "Government Establishes N-219 Development Fund". Indonesia Finance Today. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  6. ^ "PT DI Siap Ciptakan Pesawat N-219, 'Burung Besi' Asli RI". Retrieved 26 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Merpati Akhirnya Lirik Pesawat N-219 Produksi PTDI (Indonesian language)". Media Indonesia. July 2011. Retrieved 5 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Dipa, Ayra (July 2011). "Dirgantara awaiting $30m cash injection for N-219 project". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  9. ^ "Lion Air Sepakat Beli 100 Unit N219 PT DI Klaim Lion Air Sepakat Beli 100 Unit N219". Indo Aviation. August 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2013.