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03 March 2016

RUAG's Dornier 228 on its Latin America Demo Tour

RUAG Aviation is conducting a demo tour with the Dornier 228 in Latin America. The aircraft will visit ten countries in just 56 days (29 February to 10 April), covering over 40,000km in the process.

Dornier 228 on Latin American tour. 

During the tour, the Dornier 228 will be presented to interested institutions and potential customers, who will be able to see the aircraft at first hand. Dornier 228's product manager, Fabian K├Âlliker, explained the background: "We will be presenting the Dornier 228 to people and organisations who are interested in it and give them an on-site demonstration of the aircraft's advantages."

"During the tour we're expecting important visits from local airlines, mining companies and representatives from various armed forces and governmental entities," added Sales Manager Carlos Salamanca. He believes that enabling people to get up close to the Dornier 228 will demonstrate that it can deliver what it promises: reliability, cost efficiency, comfort, speed, pronounced crosswind stability, a contemporary glass cockpit and a well-lit and spacious cabin. The Dornier 228 has been outfitted with a variety of equipment for this tour. This will enable potential customers to get an impression of just how many configurations are possible and to try them out at first hand.


The tour already started in Mexico (see blog posts here and here). From there the aircraft will fly onwards to Brazil, calling at Panama, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and Paraguay en route. The Dornier 228 will be in Cartagena (Colombia) for the CABSEC (Caribbean Basin Coastal Surveillance and Maritime Security) and SAMSEC (South American Security Summit) security conferences, and in Santiago (Chile) for FIDAE (International Air & Space Fair), the region's most important aviation trade exhibition.


RUAG Aviation is a leading supplier, support provider and integrator of systems and components for civil and military aviation worldwide. Servicing aircraft and helicopters throughout their entire life cycle, the company’s core competencies include maintenance, repair and overhaul services, upgrades, and the development, manufacturing and integration of subsystems. RUAG is an authorised service centre for renown OEMs, such as Airbus Helicopters, Bell, Bombardier, Cirrus, Cessna, Diamond, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Finmeccanica, Piaggio, Sikorsky, Pilatus, Piper, and Mooney, as well as a service centre for 328 Support Services, Hawker Beechcraft, Viking und MD Helicopters. RUAG Aviation is also a partner to the Swiss Armed Forces and other international air forces. The company is also the manufacturer (OEM) of the Dornier 228, a versatile aircraft for challenging special missions and passenger and cargo operations. RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.