(IAe) ( (DI)) is an Indonesian
aerospace company in Asia involved in aircraft design, development and manufacturing of civilian and military regional commuter aircraft. The company was formerly known as Industri Pesawat Terbang Nusantara
(IPTN). It was expanded from of a research and industrial facility under the Indonesian Air Force, namely Lembaga Industri Penerbangan Nurtanio
Established in 1976 as a state owned company, it has developed its capability as aircraft manufacturer and diversified into other area such as Telecommunication, Automotive, Maritime, Information Technology, Oil & Gas, Control & Automation, Military, Simulation Technology, Industrial Turbine, and Engineering Services.
Though aircraft production in Indonesia existed before Independence in 1945, the National Aviation Industry was pioneered in 1946 at Yogyakarta
by the formation of Planning and Construction Bureau
() within The Indonesian Air Force
. Wiweko Soepono
, Nurtanio Pringgoadisurjo
, and J. Sumarsono
, opened a simple workshop at Magetan
, near Madiun
. With basic materials, gliders were designed and built -- Zogling
(Nurtanio Wiweko Glider) among others.
In 1948, a motorized aircraft, WEL-X
was built by Wiweko Soepono
utilizing a Harley Davidson
engine. The small craft was registered as RI-X. This era marked the rise of several aeromodeling
The war for independence, however, halted all progress until 1953. In that year,......