First Export of Korea’s Supersonic T-50i Aircraft to Indonesia

By on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

A T-50i, which is a Korean-made supersonic aircraft being exported to Indonesia, took off at full speed at the Sacheon airfield on 10 September.

This T-50i will first fly to Gaishung, Taiwan and then arrive at its final destination of Ishuwahyudi, Indonesia after stopping in Cebu, Philippines and Spinggan, Indonesia en route to the final destination.

16 T-50i aircraft, which will be exported at a net amount of USD 400 million, will be delivered to Indonesia through eight ferry flights until December with two planes for each ferry flight.

With this export to Indonesia, the ROK has become the 6th nation to become an exporter of a supersonic aircraft following the U.S., Russia, U.K., France, and Sweden.

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