EADS has failed to reach a strategic partnership agreement with Indonesian Aerospace (IAe), but its Casa and Eurocopter subsidiaries plan to finalise their own manufacturing deals with the company.

EADS and IAe were preparing to sign a framework agreement in February that was to have included work from Airbus, Casa, Eurocopter and Sogerma (Flight International, 7-13 February). But industry sources say IAe refused to sign after EADS insisted on Airbus orders from Indonesian flag carrier Garuda and selection of Sogerma by Indonesia’s air force for a Lockheed Martin C-130 refurbishment programme.

Sources say Casa and Eurocopter have waited for EADS to try to resurrect an agreement at the parent company level, but this is no longer realistic and they are now moving forward with their own deals. Sources say Eurocopter has initialled an agreement that includes moving AS332 Super Puma tailboom production to Indonesia. The agreement, which also appoints IAe as a customisation and completion centre for any aircraft in Eurocopter’s portfolio sold to the Indonesian government, is expected to be signed within weeks.

Sources say EADS Casa and IAe plan to complete a deal to shift C-212-400 production from Spain to Indonesia.

Source: Flight International