Air Platforms

Indonesia to convert H225M helicopter for VIP transport

14 January 2020

The Indonesian Air Force (Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angkatan Udara: TNI-AU) will re-configure one of its Airbus Helicopters H225M airframe for VIP transport purposes.

The aircraft will be converted at the request of the Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, the TNI-AU's office of public information said on 12 January.

The TNI-AU previously operated one AS 332L2 Super Puma Mk II helicopter for VIP transportation purposes. However, the aircraft has been facing availability issues and is currently undergoing maintenance works.

The TNI-AU ordered six H225M airframes in 2012 and the aircraft type operates out of the service's Aviation Squadron 8 at the Atang Sendjaja airbase in Bogor, West Java.

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