Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1183 times:
whats the status of the Indonesian Nusantara N2135 jet? is it being produced? I saw a picture of it posted out side the Indonesian consulate in Karachi and it was beautiful, a mix of the 737 and A320 but much better looking with A330/340 style winglets, hope it takes to the skies.
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 18 Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1141 times:
The N2135 project was killed due to a lack of funding. During the economic crisis, IPTN (the Indonesian aircraft manufacturing company, which has recently been renamed) was labeled by IMF officials, dominated by Europeans and fellow Americans (surprise, surprise), as government waste. They assumption was that it is an aircraft nobody would ever buy, so there was no need to produce it (and extra competition for Airbus and Boeing) while the country was in such disrepair.
Right now, it can be considered dead. However, the expected scrapping of IPTN ended up not happening. The company still produces aircraft and aircraft parts, including some for European and American manufacturers. It is undergoing privitization and restructuring, so, if there is actually a need for a new single aisle when they are back on their feet, it is a possibility.
You can get info at the iptn website, as well as N2135 screensavers. I have a feeling this project will be a top priority once Indonesia begins to realize its economic potentials again.
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Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 372 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1120 times:
Thats really sad, trust the western powers to do such a thing , I hope the Indonesian Govt. revives the project and it proves to be successfull beyond expectations, cant other Asian A/C manufacturers team up and help in its production, including the Russians.What about the propellered Nusantara? is that in service I know that during the axed Pakistani P.M Benazier's visit to indonesia, she had ordered 15 of the type to replace PIA's F-27 fleet , but i guess it was cancelled.
SIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
I believe Two types of the propellered Nusantara aircraft are currently in service now in Indonesia. The CN235 and the N250. But I think the production has been discontinued ever since the economic crisis and the changing of the government.