Military Capabilities

Singapore Airshow 2018: Nepal begins negotiations for second CN-235 with PT Dirgantara

07 February 2018

The Nepalese government has begun negotiations with Indonesian state-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara (PTDI) for another CN-235-220M multipurpose platform, an official from the company confirmed with Jane’s at the 2018 iteration of the Singapore Airshow.

The aircraft is being acquired for the Nepalese Army (NA) Air Wing, and like the first airframe ordered in 2017, will probably be deployed primarily for troop and cargo transport, humanitarian supply missions, and medical evacuations, said Ade Yuyu Wahyuna, PTDI’s vice-president of sales.

PTDI secured a contract to supply the first CN-235-220M with Nepal in June 2017. The aircraft type, which is being produced under a long-standing licensing arrangement with Airbus, is currently under construction at the company’s facilities in Bandung.

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