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Indonesian Aerospace N-245

Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft

The N-245 is another under-development aircraft venture by Indonesian Aerospace for the military sphere.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 6/22/2017
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Year: 2020
Manufacturer(s): Indonesian Aerospace (IAe) - Indonesia
Production: 0
Capabilities: Transport; Commercial Market; Search and Rescue (SAR); Reconnaissance (RECCE); Special Forces;
Crew: 2
Length: 73.82 ft (22.5 m)
Width: 85.30 ft (26 m)
Height: 26.90 ft (8.2 m)
Weight (Empty): 22,046 lb (10,000 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 35,274 lb (16,000 kg)
Power: 2 x Pratt & Whitney Canada turboprop engines of unknown model and output driving four-bladed propeller units.
Speed: 280 mph (450 kph; 243 kts)
Ceiling: 26,247 feet (8,000 m; 4.97 miles)
Range: 2,734 miles (4,400 km; 2,376 nm)
Rate-of-Climb: 1,800 ft/min (549 m/min)
Operators: Indonesia (planned)
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.



Variants / Models

• N-245 - Base Series Designation.
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