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PT Dirgantara Indonesia, Turkish Havelsan to develop simulator for N219 aircraft

The N219 (seen here after completing its maiden flight on 16 August 2017) was showcased at the Teknofest 2021. During the exhibition, PTDI and HAVELSAN signed an MOU to develop and produce a simulator for the aircraft. (LAPAN)

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Turkish company Hava Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A Ş (HAVELSAN) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to proceed with the joint development of a simulator for PTDI's N219 Nurtanio short take-off and landing (STOL) multirole aircraft.

The MOU was signed on 21 September by PTDI President Director Elfien Goentoro and HAVELSAN's Mehmet Active Nacar at the PTDI booth during the Teknofest 2021 international exhibition held in Istanbul between 21 and 26 September.

The agreement also includes avionic and system modelling, flight and engine modelling, and computer system and interface development, PTDI noted in a statement released on 22 September.

The N219 transport aircraft is a twin-turboprop transport aircraft offered for passenger, troop and cargo transport, maritime surveillance, and medical evacuation, all with quick-change configuration. According to Janes All the World Aircraft , the N219 is capable of carrying up to 19 people in its passenger configuration, up to 21 people in the troop transport configuration or 2.7 tonnes in the cargo configuration.

The aircraft, developed by PTDI in collaboration with the Indonesian National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), formally received type certification in late December 2020 from the Indonesian Directorate of Airworthiness and Aircraft Operation, part of the Ministry of Transportation.

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