Ruag to supply two Dornier 228 aircraft for island communities

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Ruag Aviation has secured the sale of two new Dornier 228 aircraft, which will serve island communities in passenger and cargo operations.

“Island communities, by their very nature, face a specific set of challenges which the urban centers of the mainland only rarely experience,” said Fabian Kölliker, product manager for the Dornier 228 at Ruag Aviation.

“Emergency rescue and relief and medical transport are fundamental planning requirements. Compounding these operations, islands are exposed to heavy weather fronts and high winds – especially cross-winds – and generally have shorter airstrips, making for demanding take-off and landing operations. These are conditions where the Dornier 228’s capabilities excel.”

“The market is proving its confidence in the Dornier 228 as their aircraft of choice, especially for specific operations related to island communities,” said Volker Wallrodt, senior vice president for business jets, the Dornier 228 and components at Ruag Aviation. “At the same time, it is also an expression of trust in Ruag Aviation, our reliability and our performance as OEM and supplier.”

August 3, 2016

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