Habibie and the Influence Aircraft Industry Progress in Indonesia
Prof. Dr. Ing. H. Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie or known as BJ Habibie is the third President of the Republic of Indonesia. But before becoming a president, he is a researcher in the aviation industry. Habibie can be called the father of aircraft technology in Indonesia even in the world. From his thinking has born a lot of aircraft innovations that may be used aviation industry around the world today.
Habibie initially studied at the University of Indonesia until then he moved to Germany to deepen the science of making flying aircraft. Habibie also worked for a German airline, Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm. To occupy the vice chief technology.
In 1973 Habibie was asked by the then Indonesian president, Soekarnor to return to Indonesia and was appointed minister of research and technology. Previously Habibie has pioneered to establish a container to develop the technology of peswat in Indonesia. From the iedenya was born IPTN and PT Dirgantara Indonesia.
As long as he was in Germany there had been so many discoveries in the field of aviation he had found. Various innovations in the plane did not escape the idea and research. Even recently, an Airbuss plane has its share of ideas.
His contribution to the aviation world in Indonesia is enormous. It can be said that he is the driving force as well as the originator of Indonesia's current flight success. Habibie with all his stories is a man who has a big share in air transportation in Indonesia. Without him it might be that the flight in Indonesia will not expand.
Habibie contributed various research results and various theories of science and technology Thermodynamics, Construction and Aerodynamics. Some of his theoretical formulations are known in the world of airplanes such as "Habibie Factor", "Habibie Theorem" and "Habibie Method". The contribution of theory and science is used by aircraft technology activists around the world.
Through Habibie also has been born a state company engaged in aviation industry. This industry is then the developer of aircraft technology in Indonesia. The industry is PT Dirgantara Indonesia. PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is one of the indigenous aerospace companies in Asia with core competence in aircraft design and development, aircraft structure manufacturing, aircraft assembly, and aircraft services for both civilian and military of light and medium aircraft in Indonesia.