Indonesia, Wednesday (15/02/2012), signed a contract worth Rp 2.9 trillion, with Airbus Military for the purchase of nine C-295 transport aircraft.
Four airmen TNI Air Force Air Skadron 2 Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma will arrive in Jakarta to bring the C-295 September 21 next. Ie the fourth flyer Letkol PNB Elistar Silaen Commandant Air Skadron 2 Lanud Halim, PNB Destianto Mayor, Mayor Trinanda PNB and PNB Captain Reza Fahlifie.
Currently they are still in the Air Bus Military, Sevilla, Spain to undergo Training with the C-295 Military Air Bus for approximately three month from the month of July until September 2012.
"Currently we have implemented training programs of 48 hours of simulator training, mulaidari the 5th Sepember degan we have flight training aircraft C-295 Air Bus Military, and training plan up to tgl 14 September" said Commandant Skadron 2 Letkol PNB Elistar Silaen. Commandant more Elistar Skadron, say that their training pilot training implemented Six hours of flying. "Plan C-295 aircraft ferry Water Bus Military while the 17th September and arrived in Indonesia September 21, "he said.
Apart flyer flyer TNI Air Force Test Pilot of two PT Dirgantara Indonesia (DI) Esther Gayatri righteousness and Novirsta Mafriando Rusli and a Flight Test Engineer Riadhi Soenardi Heru also do training using C-295 aircraft in the Air Bus Military, Seville, spain.
Aircraft C-295 Air Bus Military made in collaboration with PT DI is planned to strengthen the alignment TNI Air Force Air Skadron 2 Lanud Halim Perdanakusuma replace operational F-27 aircraft that have not been disclosed long can not fly.