GE and IPTN Sign CT7 Engine Overhaul Agreement

Released on Wednesday, October 19, 2011
CASA - Construcciones Aeronauticas SA
CEO - Chief Executive Officer
GE - General Electric
NTP - Nusantara Turbin Dan Propulsi
PTDI - PT. Dirgantara Indonesia
--JAKARTA, INDONESIA -- In a ceremony in Jakarta, GE and PT. Nusantara Turbin Dan Propulsi (NTP) signed an overhaul support agreement covering CT7 engines that power CN235 turboprop aircraft. This further expands the successful collaboration between the two companies on the CT7 program that dates back over 20 years. NTP is a subsidiary of PT. Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI), formerly IPTN.

Under this agreement, NTP will provide overhaul services for in-service and future CN235 engines (CT7-5/CT7-7/CT7-9 models) at its Indonesia facility. GE Aviation will continue to manufacture, assemble, inspect and test CT7-9 engines for CN235 orders at its Lynn, MA, facility. The CN235 is currently built by both Airbus Military and PTDI.

Handry Satriago, CEO of GE Indonesia, remarked, "We are pleased to again enter into an arrangement with NTP. Their proven experience with the engine and existing relationships with CN235 customers should prove beneficial."

Supra Dekanto, NTP's President Director, said, "This agreement will ensure product support of PTDI's CN235 aircraft, and reinforce NTP's commitment to supporting GE's CT7 engines."

"Our longstanding relationship with GE is a clear sign to our customers and partners that NTP remains serious in its commitment to the CT7. Thanks to GE for its support throughout this period, including the assembly of CT7 at NTP's facility in Bandung, Indonesia, and their continued support for the maintenance overhaul of the engines," he added.

The primary roles of the twin-engine CN235 include maritime patrol, surveillance and air transport. Top country customers include Turkey, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Spain, France and Indonesia.

The 1,900-shaft-horsepower CT7 turboprop was certified in 1983 and entered service as a regional airliner powerplant in June 1984 on the Saab 340. Later that decade it was chosen as the engine for the CASA/IPTN CN 235. In all, more than 1,200 CT7 turboprop engines have been delivered worldwide.

Source: GE and IPTN Sign CT7 Engine Overhaul Agreement

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