Airbus H225M and Bell 412EPI helicopters bound for Indonesia

PTDI (Persaero) will complete assembly and customisation of eight Airbus Helicopters H225M Super Pumas and nine Bell 412EPI helicopters for the Indonesian military.

The Indonesian government announced on January 9, 2019, that it has ordered a total of 17 new helicopters from PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI or Persaero), to be operated by the Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara (Indonesian Air Force or TNI-AU) and the Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Darat (Indonesian Army Aviation or TNI-AD).

The TNI-AU will receive eight additional Airbus Helicopters H225M Super Pumas, which will be manufactured by Airbus Helicopters at Merignane, before being shipped to Indonesia and completed by PTDI at its facility in Bandung. They will join the TNI-AU’s existing fleet of six Super Pumas and will be utilised for combat SAR missions.

Similarly, Bell will manufacture nine Bell 412EPI helicopters for the TNI-AD, before shipping them to Indonesia for customisation work by PTDI prior to delivery.