Thursday, March 30, 2017

Made-In-India Dornier 228 Civilian Plane Set To Take Flight In May

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) will soon test a 19-seater civilian version of the Dornier 228 aircraft, built completely at the state-owned company’s Kanpur facility, Chairman and Managing Director T Suvarna Raju said in an interview to BloombergQuint. Two such aircraft are current being built there.

“HAL-made civil Dornier aircraft will fly from HAL airport’s at Nashik on May 1,” he added.

Originally made by Dornier GmbH, HAL tied up with the German company and has built 125 Dornier 228s since 1985 for the armed forces and the Coast Guard, initially by just assembling the aircraft before it started manufacturing all the parts in India.
30/03/17 Defence Aviation India