Document Type

Closed Project

Publication Date

Winter 2010


Charles Weber

Course Title

Strategic Management of Technology

Course Number

ETM 526/626


Dirgantara Indonesia PT -- Management, Dirgantara Indonesia PT -- Strategic planning, Aircraft industry -- Indonesia, Technology -- Management


Aircraft industry is considered one of the most important and the most strategic industry for Indonesia. It became so important to the economic development of Indonesia since the country has a wide area and is naturally composed of thousands of islands with difficult and different geographical conditions and thus requires adequate transportation. The airplane has the advantage in speed and power to achieve when compared with land transportation and sea, so as to support the mobility of business activities and citizens who need a quick means of transportation.

Aircraft industry is also very strategic for Indonesia as an industry-based high technology; it could lead Indonesia in line with other developed countries. It also showed how a nationalist rhetoric shapes the symbolic and physical construction of technology [1]. Based on these view, the Indonesian government develops this industry as a means for technology transfer process. Dirgantara Indonesia is the only aircraft industry in Indonesia, which assumed all the missions that have been mentioned above. Dirgantara Indonesia is the name that was inaugurated by the 4th President of the Republic of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid in Jakarta, on August 24, 2000 for the aircraft industry in Indonesia, which replaces the name of IPTN (Nusantara Aircraft Industry) that have been pioneered since about 25 years ago.


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