Indonesian Aerospace, BANDUNG, Indonesia: Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) has delivered a second CN-235 Military Version to the Pakistan Air Force (PAF). This was the second of four aircraft ordered under a contract valued at US $49 million.
The delivery was marked by the signature of the Protocol Acceptance by CEO of Indonesian Aerospace, Edwin Soedarmo, and PAF Technical Representative, Squadron Leader, Sayid Mehmood Awan, witnessed by Pakistan Ambassador of Indonesia, HE Syed Mustafa Anwar Husain, in the CN-235 hangar at the area of IAe, in Bandung.
Edwin Soedarmo said that the second delivery should have taken place in August 2004, but that financial constraints had an impact on the availability of aircraft material and automatically affected the production schedule.
“The third delivery may be scheduled in October 2004 and the fourth will be in December 2004,” he added.
Edwin also said that CN-235 aircraft was designed with STOL (short take off landing) specification. It is a multipurpose and easily modified aircraft. It is also equipped with a rear ramp-door and can be operated in any field. This aircraft is powered by two CT7-9C turboprop engines, each rated at 1870 hp, and equipped with four CRT cockpit displays to assist the pilot in controlling the aircraft.
Today there are more than 200 CN-235 aircraft in operation around the world.