Sat, 29 Oct 1994

IPTN stops making NC-212-200 planes

BANDUNG, East Java: The state-owned aircraft industry, IPTN, will stop building NC-212-200 planes under the license of Spanish aircraft builder, Casa.

"The policy aims at making IPTN more independent in marketing its own products," said IPTN's fixed wing division chief, Faqih Zuhdi, after signing a document on the purchase of two NC-212- 200s by PT Penas Air.

He said IPTN has so far built fixed winged 98 NC-212-200 aircraft and five more were still under construction.

He added that the policy could be reversed if the market demand for the planes rose again, Antara reported. (pan)