Ruag Aviation has secured FAA approval for its upgraded twin-engine Dornier 228-212. The company is the original equipment manufacturer of the Dornier 228 and holds FAA approval for the aircraft, dated from 1990. The FAA issued an amended type certificate for the upgraded Dornier 228-212 on March 15, 2016, accounting for major changes including a new five-bladed propeller, an optimized engine system, a new glass cockpit (left) and enhanced avionics.
“Prior to issuance of this additional airworthiness certification, the FAA requested no supplemental modifications to the aircraft’s hardware or design,” said Jürgen Berk, airworthiness office specialist, Ruag Aviation. “This was a welcome achievement for the Ruag Aviation development team, especially with respect to the intensive FAA validation procedures carried out over a period of six months.”
Following the approval, Ruag Aviation announced the introduction of the new model, in its multi-role configuration, in the North American market (right). The company also named AMC Aviation of Raleigh, North Carolina, and three of its locations in Sanford, North Carolina; Addison, Texas; and Carson City, Nevada, as Dornier 228 authorized service centers.
“We are keen to share the advantages of the Dornier 228 aircraft with the North American market, as it is an extraordinarily relevant market for Dornier 228 operations,” said Martin Büsser, senior vice president sales and marketing, Ruag Aviation. “Most notably, the aircraft can provide federal and civil policing authorities with superior strategic and tactical advantages for a diverse range of challenging mission scenarios and environments, including medevac, special operations and surveillance activities.”
July 13, 2016