Dornier Do228

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The Dornier Do228 is a twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH (later DASA Dornier, Fairchild-Dornier) from 1981 until 1998. In 1983, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) bought a production license and manufactured 125 aircraft. In Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, 245 were built, and 125 in Kanpur, India. In July 2017, 63 aircraft were in airline service.

In 2009, RUAG started building a Dornier Do228 New Generation in Germany with the fuselage, wings and tail unit manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Kanpur (India) and transported to Oberpfaffenhofen near Munich, where RUAG Aviation carries out aircraft final assembly, customized equipment installation, product conformity inspection and aircraft delivery. It is basically the same aircraft with improved technologies and performances, such as a new five blade propeller, glass cockpit and longer range. The first delivery was made in September 2010 to a Japanese operator.

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  • Angola
    • Angolan Air Force
  • Bangladesh
    • Bangladesh Air Force
    • Bangladesh Navy
  • Bhutan
    • Royal Bhutan Army
  • Cape Verde
    • Cape Verde Coast Guard
  • Finland
    • Finnish Border Guard
  • Germany
    • Luftwaffe
    • Bundesmarine
  • India
    • Indian Air Force
    • Indian Coast Guard
    • Indian Navy
  • Iran
    • Islamic Republic of Iran Navy
  • Italy
    • Italian Army
  • Malawi
    • Malawi Air Force
  • Mauritius
    • Mauritius Coast Guard
  • Netherlands
    • Netherlands Coast Guard
  • Niger
    • Niger Armed Forces
  • Nigeria
    • Nigerian Air Force
  • Oman
    • Royal Air Force of Oman
    • Royal Oman Police Air Wing
  • Sri Lanka
    • Sri Lankan Air Force
  • Seychelles
    • Seychelles Air Force
  • Thailand
    • Royal Thai Navy
  • United Kingdom
    • Marine Fisheries Agency
  • Venezuela
    • Venezuelan Air Force
    • Venezuelan Navy

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