The Royal Thai Police have acquired a CN235-220M from Indonesian Aerospace through Thai Aviation Industries (TAI).

The acquisition, valued at $31.2 million, was made as part of an ‘industrial collaboration agreement’ signed by Indonesian Aerospace (also known as PTDI) and TAI in November 2013. Retrofitting work for the aircraft to fit the Thai police’s needs will be done at TAI’s facility, under the Indonesian airframer’s supervision, it says.

“With this purchase of the CN235-220M, the number of CN235s in Thailand will increase as two other units are now in service with the country’s Ministry of Agriculture,” adds PTDI’s president director Budi Santoso.

Thai Aviation Industries is a government-owned aircraft repair and maintenance service centre, established in 2013. Based at Bangkok Don Mueang airport, it provides MRO services for commercial, military and government aircraft. It is also an authorised distributor and co-producer of the CN235-220 aircraft in Thailand.