Bangladesh receives the first Dornier 228 New Generation aircraft

RUAG Aviation has delivered the first Dornier 228 New Generation aircraft to the Bangladesh navy. The second unit is scheduled to be delivered at the end of this month.

Dornier 228 Aircraft

Bangladesh's Dornier 228 NG aircraft will be used for maritime air patrols and rescue missions along that nation's extensive coastline. The aircraft has been fitted with a 360° Telephonics RDR-1700B surveillance radar and operator console as well as HF, VHF/UHF and VHF FM radios. Additionally, the aircraft are equipped with a search-and-rescue (SAR) radio direction finder, six observer seats and two bubble windows.


Bangladesh Navy purchases two modern RUAG Aviation Do 228NG turboprop aircraft

Following customers in Japan, Norway and Germany, the Bangladesh Navy has purchased two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’ coastline.

The two Do 228NGs are the first fixed wing aircraft to be purchased by the Bangladesh Navy for patrolling its coast line. For this purpose, both aircraft are being equipped with special equipment for maritime air patrol operations. This includes radio and navigation aid and other selected systems as well as rescue equipment.

Cost-effectiveness and ease of use seal the decision in Do 228NG’s favour
With the Do 228NG, RUAG Aviation has asserted itself against the competition. "The cost-effectiveness and, despite its sophisticated technology, ease of use sealed the decision in favour of the Do 228NG," enthuses Alexander M├╝ller, Vice President Military Aviation Germany. In addition to the two aircraft, the contract includes comprehensive pilot and aircraft maintenance training for the Navy ground crew on location. Delivery of both aircraft is scheduled for early summer 2013.

The Do 228NG is a versatile turboprop aircraft. Alongside transporting up to 19 passengers, it can also be configured as a special mission version for various purposes including maritime air patrol. Thanks to the latest sensor technology, the aircraft is ideally suited to detecting oil slicks, controlling borders and fishing, and carrying out environmental research. The Do 228NG is a completely modernized and improved version of the Dornier 228-212, RUAG Aviation carries out final assembly, integration of customer-specific equipment and delivers the aircraft from its Oberpfaffenhofen facilities near Munich (Germany)

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