2-Jul-2011 Source: Eurocopter
Witnessed by French Prime Minister FranÃ§ois Fillon in Jakarta, Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (also known as Indonesian Aerospace) signed today a new teaming framework agreement, to continue the successful partnership which consists of industrial co-operation as well as marketing of Eurocopter products to Indonesian governmental entities.
The first teaming framework agreement was signed between Eurocopter and PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) back in 2006. The renewal of the partnership will see a continuation of the joint effort for a further five years, as representatives from both organizations put pen to paper in a signing ceremony today in Jakarta, in the presence of French Prime Minister, FranÃ§ois Fillon, who was on an official visit in Indonesia.
Signing for PTDI is its President Director, Budi Santoso. Henri Stell, Eurocopter Deputy Vice President Sales and Customer Relations (Asia Pacific), was present to sign on behalf of Dominique Maudet, Eurocopter Executive Vice-President Global Business & Services. The partnership between Eurocopter and PTDI began some 35 years ago – when Eurocopter was then known as AÃ©rospatiale and MBB; and PTDI known as Nurtanio – with the licensed production of 123 BO105, 11 Puma SA330 and 19 Super Puma AS332 helicopters. The partnership was further strengthened in 2008 when the two companies set up an assembly line for the Super Puma MK helicopter airframes in Bandung, Indonesia, thereby successfully integrating PTDI into Eurocopter’s global supply chain.
The agreement renewal signalled bigger things to come for both parties. Henri Stell pointed out that “both Eurocopter and PTDI can capitalize on each other’s strengths – PTDI’s strong local insights, network and solid infrastructure; and Eurocopter’s global strategy and network coupled with having the world’s widest helicopter product range – to secure upcoming local procurement programmes and grow the business together.”
Agreeing with Henri Stell, PTDI President Director Budi Santoso noted that “Indonesia has been viewed as one of the most dynamic helicopter markets in Southeast Asia not only due to its vast land area and island archipelago, but also to the fact that there are many ageing helicopter fleets that would need replacement in the coming years.” He added, “Together with Eurocopter, our synergy will ensure that we are in a good position to bid for these contracts when the opportunities arise.”
About PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero) or PT DI
PT DI is an Indonesian state owned enterprise that was established in 1976. The plant sites are located in Bandung, Tasikmalaya and Batu Poron. The core businesses include:
Now with 4300 employees, PT DI is focusing their business on specific market segments with high growth potential in commercial and military products and services.
The company develops and adapts successful aircraft platform and introduces new technology whenever it creates value by lowering price, reducing direct operating cost or by delivering higher reliability, comport and safety products and services.
The subsidiaries are:
Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace, defense and related services. The Eurocopter Group employs approximately 17,500 people. In 2010, Eurocopter confirmed its position as the world’s number one helicopter manufacturer in the civil and parapublic market with a turnover of 4.8 billion Euros, orders for 346 new helicopters and a 49 percent market share in the civil and parapublic sectors. Overall, the Group’s helicopters account for 33 percent of the total worldwide civil and parapublic fleet. Eurocopter’s strong worldwide presence is ensured by its 30 subsidiaries and participations on five continents, along with a dense network of distributors, certified agents and maintenance centers. There are currently 11,200 Eurocopter helicopters in service and some 2,900 customers in 147 countries. Eurocopter offers the largest civil and military helicopter range in the world.