CASA C-212 Aviocar

February 12, 2014 - 7:00am
PT DI’s N219 is a modern answer to the need for rugged, STOL aircraft in outlying areas. (Photo: David McIntosh)

PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI, Indonesian Aerospace) expects to fly its N219 twin-turboprop transport next year. The aircraft has been under development for some time to answer a need for a rugged STOL airliner able to operate in and out of remote, semi-prepared airstrips. At the same time, the N219 is intended to provide cost-efficient and reliable operations through the use of modern avionics and engines.

August 2, 2010 - 9:46am

Casa C-212 Aviocar, Republic of Congo, June 19, 2010–The unpressurized turboprop twin was carrying Australian mining magnate Ken Talbot when it crashed into the jungle approximately 25 minutes after takeoff on a flight from Yaounde, Cameroon, to a remote Congolese mining site. The two crew and nine passengers on board were killed.

July 19, 2010 - 10:47pm

Robust and versatile, the series of small-medium tactical transports designed by CASA in Spain are still enjoying steady sales after more than 40 years. Now owned by EADS and marketed by Airbus Military, the C-212, CN-235 and C-295 have logged 817 sales to 127 operators in 58 countries. “These aircraft are little jewels. They are our bread-and-butter, and deserve more headlines,” said Airbus Military CEO Domingo Urena.

 
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