Each week we take a look back at popular and topical videos on from FINN – this week, Indonesian Aerospace’s N219

Indonesia’s air transport needs to connect people across the whole country. A new aircraft is being manufactured by state-owned manufacturer Indonesian Aerospace to keep the islands connected. FINN talked to chief test pilot, Captain Esther Saleh, about the N219.

The N219 Nurtanio is designed to carry 19 passengers and has the largest cabin cross section of its class, according to the manufacturer. It uses an advanced Garmin avionics suite, and has a wide door to accommodate many configurations. As well as passenger journeys, the aircraft can be used for troop transport, medical evacuation, cargo, surveillance, search and rescue, and more.

Saleh explained: “[The N219] is designed to meet the needs of a shorter runway in the islands and we have successfully done our first flight on August 16 [2017].”

The company is eyeing international, as well as domestic customers.

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