23-Feb-2021 Source: PTDI
PTDI again carried out ferry flight 1 (one) unit of Bell 412EPI Helicopter ordered by the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia with the end users of the Indonesian Army at the PTDI Rotary Wing Hangar , Jl. Pajajaran No. 154 Bandung.
PTDI’s Commercial Director, Ade Yuyu Wahyuna, took off the Bell 412EPI Helicopter ferry flight which would then be operated by the Army Flight Center (Puspenerbad) Attack Squadron-11.
“We thank the Ministry of Defense and the Army in particular Puspenerbad the trust given, hopefully one by one the best we can delivery according to the contract in good standing and eligible and can be used for the interests of the nation”, said Ade Yuyu Wahyuna, Commercial Director of PTDI.
The signing of the contract for the procurement of 9 (nine) Bell 412EPI helicopters was carried out on January 9, 2019 between PTDI and the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia and the end user of the Indonesian Army.
In December 2020 PTDI handed over 1 unit of Bell 412EPI Helicopters, with the handover of the Bell 412EPI Helicopters today, the remaining 7 units will be handed over.
The Bell 412EPI helicopter is capable of carrying 15 people with details, 1 pilot and 14 passengers. This helicopter is equipped with 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6T-9 Twin Pac engines, compared to the previous Bell 412EP (Enhanced Performance) series which used 2 Pratt & Whitney PT6T-3D engines. The Pratt & Whitney PT6T-9 Twin Pac has 13 percent more take-off power than other types of Bell-412 engines. Another advantage of this helicopter is the Full Glass Cockpit , 4-axis AFCS and is equipped with a Gatling Gun .
In 2012, PTDI and Bell signed an Industrial and Commercial Agreement (ICA) and a Certified Maintanence Center (CMC). In 2016, PTDI and Bell signed an Industrial and Commercial Renewal Agreement allowing the two companies to expand their support and services in Indonesia to Bell helicopter operators. In addition, PTDI produces tail boom , door assembly, doorposts, pylons and ducts for Bell 412 and Huey II helicopters.