Honeywell signs agreement with PT Dirgantara Indonesia to Bolster S-70M Helicopter Fleet

HON and PTDI MOU Signing
Honeywell and PTDI MoU signing.

At Singapore Airshow 2024, Honeywell announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to jointly elevate the overall performance, reliability, and mission readiness of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ S-70M helicopter fleet.

Honeywell and PTDI will explore opportunities around the procurement of Honeywell’s avionics and mechanical products on S-70M helicopters designated for the Indonesian Army. The MOU also outlines potential areas of collaboration in the localisation of Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) capabilities for Honeywell’s avionics and mechanical systems on the helicopters, as well as the manufacturing and supply of the Harness Assembly by PTDI for Honeywell.

Sathesh Ramiah, Vice President, Defense & Space, Asia Pacific at Honeywell Aerospace Technologies said, “We are honoured to collaborate with PTDI once more to advance the capabilities of the Indonesian Armed Forces’ S-70M helicopters. This MOU not only demonstrates our commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions to strengthen the military’s modernisation efforts, but also signifies our dedication to foster strong partnerships within the Indonesian aerospace and defence industry, as well as defence departments in the region.”

“PTDI and Honeywell have a strong relationship years ago since 1992 in providing several systems on CN235 for IDAF and NC212 engines, and the signing today with Honeywell reaffirms PTDI’s commitment to deliver this critical rotary wing asset in support of Indonesia’s security needs and the modernisation efforts of its Armed Forces,” said Gita Amperiawan, President Director at PTDI.

This MOU follows the recent MOU signing in November 2023, where both parties committed to explore their collaboration on several initiatives across maintenance services, parts upgrades, and manufacturing to enhance the Indonesian Armed Forces’ mission readiness.

The MOU was announced at the Singapore Airshow 2024. Please visit us at the Changi Exhibition Centre, Chalets CS28 and CS30 or contact your Honeywell representative for more information.