Indonesia Aerospace Delivers First EC225/725 Fuselages
PT Dirgantara Indonesia (Booth E35), also known as Indonesia Aerospace (IAe), delivered its first complete main fuselage assembly for the EC225/725 helicopter series to Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter) last December. The company had previously supplied five upper fuselage sections, as well as 23 tail booms, in a $43 million long-term deal struck in 2008 that called for a total of 125 component sets. Now IAe has been entrusted to supply integrated fuselages. This year, it will supply one every 10 weeks, and one tail boom every three weeks.
“IAe is a key supplier in Eurocopter’s global supply chain,” noted Ludovic Boistot, CEO of the Eurocopter Indonesia subsidiary. The Indonesian company has assembled AS332 Super Pumas at its Bandung facility for nearly 30 years.