Today, RUAG Aviation announced the introduction of the newproduction model Dornier 228 aircraft in the North American aviation market. This move is an important step in ensuring worldwide availability of one of the highest performance aircraft for special missions, as well as advanced passenger and cargo operations. The announcement follows on the recent news of expanded FAA approvals for the upgraded Dornier 228-212.
RUAG Aviation also names AMC Aviation, a subsidiary of Legacy Warbirds, in Raleigh, NC, as an official Authorised Service Centre and Dornier 228 reseller.
“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. 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,” Martin Büsser, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, RUAG Aviation, told MT at FIA2016. “Introducing the Dornier 228 into the North American market is also the logical progression for RUAG Aviation and the Dornier 228 programme as we emphasise proximity to each of our markets and the customers within them. We want to reach these customers and support them where they operate with a reliable, productive and cost-effective solution to the challenges confronting them and their interests.”
“We believe that the new production Dornier 228 is an outstanding multi-role platform with enormous potential in the US market,” stated Chris Stern, General Manager of AMC Aviation and Legacy Warbirds. “It is by far the most versatile and highest performing aircraft in its class, and much better suited than any competitor aircraft to serve as the super-versatile tool modern operators are looking for. The Dornier 228 has opened untouched envelopes for missions, wherever it is operated. For the American market this aircraft will change how modern surveillance, search and rescue, intelligence and reconnaissance missions are flown in our challenging environments.”