During the 2015 Paris Air Show (held June 15-21 at Le Bourget, Paris, France), Ruag Aviation signed an agreement with Guernsey’s flag carrier airline Aurigny Air Services for the sale of a Dornier 228 NG, scheduled for delivery by the end of 2015.
Aurigny has ordered three Dornier 228s – two New Generation models and one classic – as replacements for ageing aircraft. As an interim solution, the company is using two refurbished Dornier 228s.
“The high cruise speed of the Dornier 228 means that the Aurigny will be able to schedule an extra flight per day and will be able to expand its operations, as the Dornier 228 can reach more airports within a flight time of one hour,” said Volker Wallrodt, senior vice president, business jets, Do228 & Components.
“The customer has ordered the new Dornier 228 in its 19-seater passenger configuration, and is also looking into the aircraft’s cargo capabilities as well as its potential for medical services.”
Founded in 1968, Aurigny Air Services is a regional airliner based in Guernsey, UK, operating flights from Guernsey, Jersey and Alderney to airports in England and France.
“The German-designed and -built Dornier 228NG offers us the optimum passenger and freight carrying options for our Alderney and Dinard services,” said Malcolm Coupar, Aurigny’s commercial director.
“Given our commitment to provide a year-round medevac service to the people of Alderney, we’re in discussions with Ruag Aviation to ensure this capability is built in. Passenger comfort is important to us and we know the reduced noise of the New Generation Dornier will be appreciated. Equally, passengers will benefit from air conditioning and a spacious feel to the cabin, created by the central aisle and large windows.”
August 12, 2015