Honeywell signed a MOU with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) on 13 November 2023 to discuss further collaboration on several initiatives that will enhance the Indonesian Armed Forces’ mission readiness. The purpose of the MOU is to support the Indonesian defence industry across maintenance services, parts upgrades and manufacturing.
Honeywell and PTDI intend to expand their cooperation and localize maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in Indonesia for Honeywell contents on various platforms and work together on Retrofit, Modification, and Upgrade (RMU) opportunities for global customers. The MOU will also allow both companies to explore opportunities to establish a robust supply chain in Indonesia for aerospace products.
The MOU signing was witnessed by Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United States Rosan Roeslani at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Washington D.C. It signifies the latest development in Honeywell and PTDI’s collaboration since 2015, and Honeywell’s four decades of commitment to the Indonesian aerospace industry.
“We are proud to expand our collaboration with PT Dirgantara Indonesia across a gamut of initiatives to support the modernization and readiness of the Indonesian Armed Forces with our products and solutions,” said, Matt Milas, President, Defense & Aerospace, Honeywell. “This MOU reflects our long-standing commitment to Indonesia and our desire to contribute to its self-reliance and technological advancement. We believe that this will contribute greatly to the promising growth of the aerospace and defence industry in Asia Pacific.”
“PT Dirgantara Indonesia is honoured to work with Honeywell to tap on their expertise and solutions for our current and future programs. This partnership enables us to spearhead the development of the aerospace industry in Indonesia and become a major MRO and aerostructures player in the Asia-Pacific region, in line with our ambition to attain business value of up to USD 65 million from different OEMs within the next 5 years,” said Gita Amperiawan, President Director, PT Digantara Indonesia.