On the occasion of the 49th Le Bourget International Air Show, on 22nd June, GECI Aviation signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Indonesian company P.T. Sky Aviation for 10 Skylander SK-105, aircraft with options for 10 other aircraft.
PT Sky Aviation, a private company based in Jakarta, operates regular services and offers passenger and freight charter services throughout Indonesia. The aircraft chosen by PT Sky Aviation are 19 passenger versions of the SK-105.
On signature of the MOU, Krisman Tarigan, CEO of PT Sky Aviation, declared “Indonesia is a very large country, with hundreds airports, from very short unpaved runways to international airports. As PT Sky Aviation’s vision to fly in every sky, started with indonesian sky, with an aircraft like the skylander, capable to operate on all fields, and will help us to give the best service to our clients”.
“The Skylander is very well adapted to our regional transportation needs and with this aircraft, we will be able to develop and conquer new markets, adds Yusuf Ardhi Boediono, Chairman of P. Sky Aviation
For Serge Bitboul, CEO of GECI Aviation, “the choice of the Skylander SK-105 by an operator like PT Sky Aviation perfectly illustrates the aircraft’s qualities of versatility and operability. Qualities that we have integrated into the design of the Skylander, thanks to the numerous contacts with operators worldwide to gather their requirements. We now offer an aircraft with exceptional performance in all fields and unrivalled on the market.”.
The delivery of the first three SK-105 to P.T. Sky Aviation is planned in 2013.
The Skylander SK-105 is a new generation twin turboprop, capable of transporting 19 passengers or 2.7 tonnes of freight and operating in extreme temperature and altitude conditions, on airports as well as short and make-shift runways.
In passenger configuration, with a 1.83 m high cabin, 51 cm wide seats and good acoustic insulation, the Skylander offers optimum comfort conditions. Versatile, the Skylander is the ideal aircraft for the transport of passengers, tourist development, freight and express freight transport, perishable foodstuffs, sanitary evacuation, humanitarian missions, aerial survey or even air drops.
With Its exceptional range of 840 NM (1560 km – legal reserves) with 19 pax, the Skylander is capable of numerous services without refueling, a for operators, of an optimal profitability.
Developed by Sky Aircraft, a GECI Aviation subsidiary, the SK-105 will make its first flight in the first half of 2012, for certification twelve months later. Over 1,500 Skylander aircraft will leave the Sky Aircraft assembly lines between 2013 and 2030.
About PT SKY Aviation:
Sky Aviation is a growing regular airline operator in Indonesia. Sky Aviation currently serve the market using Fokker 50 Armada and operate 3 base of operation : Batam, Surabaya and Palembang.
About Sky Protection
Sky Aviation is the first airline in Indonesia innovate in providing integrated travel insurance named “Sky Protection” for its passenger. Sky Protection is a uniquely design travel insurance program which covers all Sky Aviation tickets holder in all Sky Aviation route from accident liability and transport liability. Not like regular travel insurance which only cover passenger after entering the aircraft and ends after exiting the aircraft upon arrival at destination point. Sky Protection covers the passenger right after the ticket purchased though the flight schedule is still weeks or months ahead. And the insurance protection ended after the passenger exit from the destination airport.
About GECI Aviation
GECI Aviation, a GECI International group subsidiary, is dedicated to the development, production and marketing of twin turboprop aircraft. The GECI Aviation range comprises two aircraft. The F406, produced by Reims Aviation Industries is recognised by operators worldwide as an aircraft that is particularly suited to surveillance missions. The Skylander SK-105, from Sky Aircraft, capable of transporting 19 passengers or up to 2.7 tonnes of freight and operating in extreme environments, on short and makes-shift runways, is a high performance, economical aircraft, without equivalent in its category.
GECI AVIATION is quoted on the Alternext market of NYSE – Euronext Paris
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