The Indonesian Air Force acquires a Boeing B737-500 for VIP transport

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World Defense & Security News - Indonesia
 
 
The Indonesian Air Force acquires a Boeing B737-500 for VIP transport
 
The Indonesian Air Force or TNI-AU (Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara) has acquired a B737-500 from Garuda Indonesia for use on VIP transport flights. The twinjet, which was registered as PK-GGF (msn 28730) until it became "A-7307" with the military, was handed over by Garuda CEO Arif Wibowo to the Indonesian Air Marshall Agus Supriatna at a ceremony held at Jakarta Halim last week.
     
The Indonesian Air Force acquires a Boeing B737 500 for VIP transport 640 001Indonesian Air Force's new B737-500 VIP transport aircraft
     
The aircraft previously underwent flight tests and has been delivered in flight conditions. The seat configuration has been adapted to the Indonesian Air Force requirements, and can now accomodate 12 VIP and 84 economy-class seats.

The B737-500 is powered by two CFM56-3B-1 with a maximum thrust of 20,000 lbf.

The TNI-AU's other VIP passenger transports include four B737-200Advs, two B737-400s, one B737-800, one Fokker 28-1000, two Fokker 28-3000s, and one Fokker 28-4000.

 

 

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