pursued a technology-transfer philosophy dubbed "Begin at the End and End at the Beginning":
Amazed by the N250 airplane that Habibie and his team built at IPTN
, he proudly stated "the success of Indonesia in making an aircraft is not only for us, but also for the whole Muslim world." (18) In the eyes of modernist Muslims, Habibie's achievements in high technology proved that Muslims in the world were capable of mastering western science and technology while still keeping faith in Islam.
Truly and Askar's companies are only two of the dozens of Habibie- and Suharto-linked companies involved in IPTN
and the nine other strategic industries headed by the current president.
, the Indonesian aerospace company, is manufacturing CN-235 aircraft under license from CASA in Spain and is close to certifying its own N-250, the first aircraft completely designed and manufactured in Indonesia.
On his return, Habibie immediately set about transforming Soeharto's dreams into reality, mainly through an ambitious project to design and construct aeroplanes at the state-run Indonesian Aerospace Industry (IPTN
Dubai US-based Fortune 200 firm Fluor Corporation yesterday said it has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) to provide programme management consultancy (PMC) services for the emirate's overall Integrated Public Transportation Network (IPTN
The Rmaf is to receive an Operational Flight Trainer ordered to the tune of $14.73 million from Sapura Technologies for its fleet of six IPTN
CN235-220M transport aircraft.
Habibie holds the lucrative portfolio of Minister of Research and Technology, which has put him in charge of the Technology Assessment and Application Body (BPPT) and made him director of 10 strategic industries, including the national aircraft industry, PT IPTN
, the national steel industry, PT Krakatau Steel, and the Navy shipyard, PT PAL.
Indonesia's three Boeing 737 Surveiller maritime reconnaissance/transport aircraft are being upgraded by a consortium made up of Boeing and the national aerospace manufacturer Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara (IPTN
The CN-235 was originally developed by Casa in co-operation with IPTN
, now Dirgantara Indonesia.
Three years ago, some Rp 500 billion was taken from the DR and loaned to the national aircraft industry IPTN
for its aircraft manufacturing project.