A CN295 military transport aircraft of the Indonesian Ministry of Defense will be making a tour around six ASEAN countries to promote the capabilities and efficiency of the transport aircraft that PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) and Airbus Military are producing jointly. The aircraft will make visits to Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia between 22nd and 31st of May.
The C295, denominated CN295 in the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, is a medium-sized multirole airlifter for both civic and military use. The tour, organized by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, PTDI and Airbus Military, will showcase the aircraft which is suited for the wide range of humanitarian and defence tasks. These missions include military transport, emergency response and medical evacuation, search and rescue, maritime patrol, or even more complex missions such as anti-submarine warfare or electronic surveillance missions.
The visits will also allow explanations on the specific capabilities of the CN235 and the NC212i, an upgraded version of the C212 Aviocar launched in November 2012 between PTDI and Airbus Military with new avionics and autopilot systems as well as an increased passenger seating.
The Indonesia Air Force currently has two CN295 aircraft in operation out of the nine units ordered from PTDI.
In total, over 120 C295 aircraft have been ordered world-wide from Airbus Military and currently almost 100 are in operation with countries such as Algeria, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Spain.