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​Nepal, Thailand take delivery of PTDI turboprops

The Nepalese Army has taken delivery of a single Airbus Defence & Space CN235 that was produced by Indonesian Aerospace (PTDI).

This delivery marks the first time the Indonesian manufacturer, which produces Airbus types under licence, has delivered an aircraft to Nepal, says the company. The delivery stems from an order placed in June 2017.

The aircraft delivered to Nepal can be quickly reconfigured for five missions: troop transport, VIP transport, medical evacuation, passenger transport, and cargo.

The Nepal milestone follows recent Indonesian Aerospace deliveries of a pair of NC212i turboprops to Thailand, which will be operated by Thailand’s agricultural department. These aircraft arrived in October and November.

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