The Indonesian Air Force has ordered eight
additional twin-engine multirole Airbus H225M helicopters as part
of the country’s fleet-strengthening initiative for a combat
search and rescue-capable fleet.
Under the agreement between the
Indonesian Ministry of Defence and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Persero)
(PTDI), the 11-ton combat-proven helicopters will be delivered to
the Air Force upon reassembly and completion of the mission
equipment outfitting and customisation by PTDI at its facility in
The additional helicopters will join the air
force’s existing fleet of six H225Ms to perform similar combat
search and rescue missions.
“We welcome Indonesia’s selection
of our H225M helicopters for their expanding fleet. The H225M is a
combat-proven helicopter that is well regarded by military
customers worldwide, and Indonesia’s additional order speaks
strongly of their confidence in Airbus’ helicopters,” said Ben
Bridge, Executive Vice President, Global Business of Airbus
Helicopters. “Indonesia continues to play a vital role in Airbus
Helicopters’ global industrial footprint. With a trusted partner
in PTDI, we stand ready to support the availability of Indonesia’s
The H225M is currently in service across the
globe with 88 helicopters delivered to-date. It recently surpassed
the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to
the French Air Force in 2006. A
member of the multi-role Super Puma family of helicopters, this
military variant is currently operational in France, Brazil,
Mexico, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand, and has recently been
ordered by Hungary, Kuwait and Singapore.
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