Dornier Do-228

1981

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Dornier Do-228

In June 1979 Dornier flight tested a new high-technology wing intended for the proposed Do 228 series of commuter airliners. Using a modified Skyservant fuselage fitted with the so-called TNT wing and powered by 533kW Garrett turboprop engines, the aircraft completed a 2 1/2-year test programme during which seven different types of propeller were evaluated. The first definitive Do 228-100, fitted with a new fuselage and tail plus the TNT wing, flew for the first time on 28 March 1981. German certification followed on 18 December the same year and the first production aircraft was delivered to the Norwegian commuter airline Norving early in 1982. Unfortunately the Do 228-100 prototype was lost in a fatal accident near Augsburg while undergoing tests for British certification in March 1982. About 35 Series 100s were built and customers included the German Alfred Wegener Institute which used three 'Polar' aircraft on research duties in Antarctica. Development of a 'stretched' version followed, designated the Do 228-200. Able to carry 19 passengers, the prototype made its first flight on 9 May 1981 and became the standard production version with around 175 sold by the end of 1990. More than 50 airlines have ordered the Series 200, with the most recent including Air Cale-donie, Air Moorea, Air Tahiti, Air Guadeloupe, Air Maldives and Aerotuy of Venezuela. Other customers include the governments of Germany, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, India, Niger, Malawi, Bolivia and Japan. In 1983 the Do 228 was selected by the; Indian Government for licence production by Hindustan Aeronautics, which are to build around 150 aircraft in a technology transfer programme. The first Indian-built aircraft flew in January 1986, and was delivered to the internal airline Vayadoot the following March.

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Dornier Do-228A three-view drawing (752 x 1244)

Specification 
 MODELDo-228
 CREW2
 PASSENGERS19
 ENGINE2 x Garrett TPE 331-5 turboprops, 578kW
 WEIGHTS
  Take-off weight5700 kg12566 lb
  Empty weight3086 kg6804 lb
 DIMENSIONS
  Wingspan16.97 m56 ft 8 in
  Length16.56 m54 ft 4 in
  Height4.86 m16 ft 11 in
  Wing area32 m2344.44 sq ft
 PERFORMANCE
  Max. speed428 km/h266 mph
  Cruise speed333 km/h207 mph
  Ceiling9020 m29600 ft
  Range w/max payload1130 km702 miles

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bhrooz, e-mail, 11.03.2014 06:54

send document for me buy dornier 328 with camera digital

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GÜNEŞ MADENCİLİK LTD.ŞTİ, e-mail, 29.12.2011 17:57

Türkiyede bölgesel havacılık yapmak için yatırımcı arıyorum. dornier 328 pervaneli veya dornier jet lerle
iyi çalışmalar

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goutou, 21.06.2011 04:49

really appreciate if u could show me pics of the revel model n tell me if still avlb all the best

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Dennis R. Deptula, e-mail, 16.04.2011 20:50

I flew the 228 at the original Midway Airlines and it was a safe, gentle, stable aircraft. It was pretty to the pilots.

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Bob Leonard, e-mail, 26.10.2010 01:33

Flew the Do-228 for a few years in Africa. Having time in the DHC-6 Twin Otter, I compared the STOL characteristics and enjoyed having at least 75% STOL capability (of the Twin Otter) but enjoying a higher cruise speed from the Dornier. I really prefer the PT6 prop-jet engine over the Garrett TPE 331-5 engine. The Garrett needs more fine tuning it seems. But, the Do-228 did a good job in Africa bush conditions.

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Pasquale, e-mail, 16.10.2010 01:44

I have over 5000 hours in the -228 and I absolutely loved the plane. I consider myself very fortunate to have had been able to fly it. I still have my manuals and personal notes and they bring back many fond memories. The engines were a bit troublesome. The airframe was great!!!

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Muthusamy, e-mail, 09.10.2010 11:22

Good and sleak aircraft with less maintenance

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Eric castellano, e-mail, 13.10.2008 10:13

Hi just a little comment about the specifications the cruise speed at 10000ft is close to 205 kts /365km /h true airspeed @65% of max continuous power

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Eric castellano, e-mail, 28.09.2008 19:03

Hi enjoyed u site looking forward to see the other pics im flying a dornier in south sudan its indeed a cool machine not the bestt looking one but at least efficient will really appreciate if u could show me pics of the revel model n tell me if still avlb all the best

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Carmel John Attard, e-mail, 26.12.2006 09:23

There is a very good Revell kit of the Do-228 to a scale of 1 /72. I have made the scale model myself in German Navy camouflage and markings. I can supply picture of my model if asked.

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