Dornier 228

  • CountryGermany
  • Type15-19 seat regional airliner and STOL utility transport
  • Powerplants100 - Two 535kW (715shp) Garrett TPE3315 turboprops driving four blade constant speed Hartzell propellers. 212 - Two 560kW (776shp) Garrett/AlliedSignal TPE3315252Ds.
  • Performance100 - Max cruising speed 432km/h (233kt). Initial rate of climb 2050ft/min. Service ceiling 29,600ft. Range at max cruising speed 1730km (934nm), or 1970km (1064nm) at long range cruising speed. 212 - Max cruising speed 434km/h (234kt), cruising speed 408km/h (220kt). Initial rate of climb 1870ft. Service ceiling 28,000ft. Range with max pax and reserves at max cruising speed 1037km (560nm), range with a 775kg (1710lb) payload and reserves at long range cruising speed 2445km (1320nm).
  • Weights100 - Operating empty 3235kg (7132lb), max takeoff 5700kg (12,570lb). 212 - Empty 3258kg (7183lb), operating empty 3739kg (8243lb), max takeoff 6400kg (14,110lb).
  • Dimentions100 - Wing span 16.97m (55ft 7in), length 15.03m (49ft 3in), height 4.86m (15ft 9in). Wing area 32.0m2 (345sq ft). 212 - Same except for length 16.56m (54ft 4in).
  • CapacityFlightcrew of two. 100 - Typical passenger seating for 15. 212 - Typical passenger seating for 19 at two abreast and 76cm (30in) pitch. 228212 based 228 Cargo has a max payload of 2340kg (5159lb). 212 based ambulance accommodates six stretchers and up to nine attendants or passengers.
  • Production238 Dornier 228s of all models built, with 112 in commercial service in late 2002. Indian licence production of more than 80 228s (mostly for the Indian military).

As far as common deals the 228 arrangement was Dornier's best after war outline.

The Dornier 228 joins the fuselage cross segment of the prior Do 28 and 128 joined with an all new high engineering supercritical wing and Tpe331 turboprops. Two fuselage length forms, the 100 and 200, were produced simultaneously, the 100 offering better go, the 200 more payload. The 100 was the first to fly taking to the skies shockingly on March 28 1981, the initial 200 took after on May 9 that year. The initial 228 entered administration in August 1982.

Composites were utilized as a part of various optional structure regions on the 228 including upper wing skins, nose and tail. At one stage Dornier likewise wanted to offer the Pratt & Whitney Canada Pt6a as a discretionary powerplant, yet this never eventuated.

228 improvements incorporate the 228-101 with fortified structure and arriving apparatus for higher weights, the comparing 228-201 rendition of the 200, the 228-202 adaptation manufactured under permit creation in India with HAL to meet that nation's Light Transport Aircraft prerequisite, and the 228-212.

The 212 is the last Dornier (now Fairchild Aerospace) creation airplane, its upgrades incorporate higher working weights, structural reinforcing and a lower unfilled weight, enhancements to upgrade STOL execution and present day flying. The final one of 238 Dornier assembled 228s was finished in 1999. HAL permit generation proceeds.

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