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Indonesian Aerospace N-245

Indonesia (2020)

Detailing the development and operational history of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft.

 Entry last updated on 6/22/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

  Indonesian Aerospace N-245  
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The N-245 is another under-development aircraft venture by Indonesian Aerospace for the military sphere.

For decades the nation of Indonesia has operated the Spanish CASA C-235 high-winged transport at both the civilian and military levels. With a renewal of initiative in its aerospace sector, it was only natural then that the country moved to local production of the proven and globally-popular series - though with modifications to suit local requirements. This has spawned the "N-245" product by Indonesian Aerospace and the aircraft remains in development as of this writing.

Development of the N-245 began in 2016. Now firmly with government backing, a first-flight of a prototype is tentatively scheduled for 2019.

The N-245 is essentially an offshoot of the Spanish design, retaining all of the form and function of the original save for a lengthened fuselage, all-new T-style tail unit and a shift to Pratt & Whitney engines. It seats fifty passengers and sports a crew of two. Power is from two engines, these underslung at each wing mainplane. With the high-mounted wings, the N-245 is set to have excellent Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities as well as good short-field/rough-field performance and "hot-and-high" abilities. The series is intended primarily for military service and will feature systems common to military transport types (though it will lack the rear-loading ramp of the C-235). Power is from 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines, these readily available in the region and offered at a good price.
Any available statistics for the Indonesian Aerospace N-245 Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
Indonesian Aerospace N-245 Specifications
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Year: 2020
Type: Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - Indonesia
Production: 0
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 2
Length: 73.82 ft (22.5 m)
Width: 85.30 ft (26.00 m)
Height: 26.90 ft (8.20 m)
Empty Weight: 22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
MTOW: 35,274 lb (16,000 kg)

Installed Power
2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 280 mph (450 kph; 243 kts)
Maximum Range: 2,734 mi (4,400 km; 2,376 nm)
Service Ceiling: 26,247 ft (8,000 m; 4.97 mi)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,800 ft/min (549 m/min)


Operators List
Indonesia (planned)

Series Model Variants
• N-245 - Base Series Designation.