Indonesia’s aerospace industry is growing, and Frasca, a FlightSafety International company, is playing a key role in supporting its development with the recent completion of Factory Acceptance of a Level D H225M Helicopter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) as part of PT Dirgantara Indonesia’s (PTDI) collaboration with Frasca to deliver a Level D H225M Helicopter FFS to the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF).
As one of the leading players in the Indonesian aerospace sector, PTDI, and Frasca share a common mission in developing strategic alliances with other world class aerospace industries while delivering competitive products and services. The simulator is a type-specific replica of the H225M helicopter and is designed to match the specific configuration of the aircraft – including SAR, NVG and other training tasks as required by the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF) – while providing pilots with the highest level of skill and proficiency training.
This milestone was achieved in February 2023, with representatives from PTDI, the Indonesian Air Force (IDAF), the Indonesian Defence Airworthiness Authority (IDAA), and the Indonesian Ministry of Defense (MOD) on-site at Frasca’s facility in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
Frasca’s Commitment to Supporting the Indonesian Aerospace Sector
The delivery of the H225M simulator for IDAF further strengthens the relationship between Frasca and PTDI, while furthering the Indonesian Aerospace sector. Under an agreement between the Indonesian MOD and PTDI, 6 helicopters have been delivered and 8 helicopters will be delivered to the Indonesian Air Force, with the simulator and a purpose-built building as an additional requirement. The simulator enables IDAF pilots to cover a multitude of training events safely in the device, without the need to train in the actual aircraft. This significantly reduces the risks and costs associated with using real aircraft for training purposes and enhances the training experience.
Frasca’s commitment to delivering high-quality simulators and supporting potential projects in the region has been instrumental in supporting Indonesia’s emergence as a global player in aviation. The company has a long-standing relationship with the Indonesian aerospace sector, having produced B412 and NB105 simulators for the Indonesian Army nearly 30 years ago. Since then, Frasca has supplied several other simulators to Indonesia, including TB10s for STPI CURUG, a DA40/42 device for the Indonesian Police, and a Cessna 172 device for Lion Air.
The delivery of the H225M simulator highlights the company’s continued dedication to delivering cutting-edge technology and strengthening its relationship with PTDI, an important player in Indonesian aerospace.