Eurocopter to supply helicopters to Indonesia
PT Dirgantara Indonesia
has signed a contract to supply six EC725 Super Pumas to the Indonesian Air
The helicopters will be used for military search and rescue missions.
The aircraft, for delivery from Eurocopter starting in 2014, will be shipped to
Indonesian Aerospace’s facility in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia, where they
will be reassembled and customised before delivery to the Indonesian Air Force
under a contract signed, between the Ministry of Defence and Indonesian
selection of the EC725 by the Air Force is a renewed demonstration of the
confidence that the Indonesian Air Force has in the Super Puma family of
helicopters and enables Eurocopter to further strengthen its long standing
relationship with Indonesian Aerospace relating to the Super Puma family,”
said Olivier Lambert, Eurocopter’s senior vice president for sales and customer
contract for the EC725 will propel Indonesian Aerospace into a new era of
co-operation with Eurocopter, enhancing the company’s capabilities at the
forefront of rotorcraft technology,” stated Budi Santoso, president
director of Indonesian Aerospace.
The EC725 is the military version of the EC225 helicopter and
can be used in a number of civilian/parapublic and search and rescue roles.
Photgraph left sitting Norbert Ducrot
executive vice president Asia-Pacific) – right sitting Budi Santoso, president director of
signature ceremony was attended by Louis Gallois, chief executive of EADS Group (standing in the middle).