REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, YOGYAKARTA - four trainer aircraft Grob G-120-TP made in Germany will arrive in Indonesia in May 2013 to meet the needs of the Air Force flight school, said the commander of Air Force Education Young Marshal TNI Ida Bagus Anom.
"The Air Force (AU) purchased a total of 18 aircraft Grob G-120-TP of Germany, but the plane was sent to Indonesia in stages until 2014. During the first phase of four aircraft will arrive," he said in Yogyakarta, Friday (8/2) .
He said after chairing a position handover Air Base Commander (Danlanud) Adisutjipto of First Marshal TNI Pilot Colonel Abdul Muis Agus Munandar, Grob aircraft it will replace Bravo aircraft.
"Grob Aircraft to replace Bravo aircraft age was 30 years. During this flight school Air Force use aircraft to train prospective pilots Bravo," he said.
He said the Air Force chose Grob aircraft because it is considered the best aircraft for flight school. Grob Aircraft was able to maneuver quite extreme.
"Air Force Grob actually need 24 aircraft to flight school, but only 18 aircraft can be met. Later we hope the House of Representatives approved the purchase of the aircraft," said Anom.
Former First Marshal TNI Danlanud Adisutjipto Abdul Muis will then Deputy Assistant Operations (Waasops) Chief of Staff of the Air Force (KSAU).
Danlanud Adisutjipto Pilot Colonel Agus Munandar previously served Assistance Officer Staff of the Air Force Personnel Operations (Paban SPOPAU).