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First civilian version of Dornier 228 : Features , Seats, Range and Speed

In this article we going to check out Indian Built Aircraft Dornier 228 which is displayed at Wings India. The aircraft built under production license of Dornier company.

It is 19 seater aircraft is a highly versatile and multi-purpose light transport aircraft. It has been developed specifically to meet the manifold requirements of utility and commuter transport, third level services and air-taxi operations, coast guard duties and maritime surveillance.


HAL has built 150 aircraft in its plant and now they are in service of  in Indian Air force. In very shortly this aircraft may also join Indian commercial passengers service.

First civilian version of Dornier 228 : Features , Seats, Range and Speed

We saw airplanes up close during our visit to Wings India, and they are definitely up to the standard in terms of quality. Although the cockpit is basic and rather congested, the aircraft can nevertheless be flown with these attributes. Seats are arranged in a single aisle layout of one by one.


We gathered a few technical data regarding the aircraft, which will be flown by Indian air force crews and maintained by the Kanpur branch of HAL.

Alliance air Will induct two Made in India Dornier 228 aircraft to focus North East routes.


Alliance Air, which is Air India’s regional arm, signed a memorandum of understanding with plane manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to dry lease the 19-seater planes.

The 19-seater non-pressurized Dornier 228 has a lavatory with an air-conditioned cabin capable of day & night operations. The light transport aircraft will facilitate regional connectivity and cater to solve the challenges of connecting hinterland areas of the country


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It has two crew members and can accommodate up to 19 passengers. This aircraft has a length of 54.4 feet, a wingspan of 55.8 feet, and a wing area of 340 square feet. Empty weight is around 3,900 kg, with a maximum take-off weight of 6,575 kg and a fuel capacity of 1,885 kg.

  • Capacity: 19 pax
  • Length: 16.56 m (54 ft 4 in)
  • Wingspan: 16.97 m (55 ft 8 in)
  • Height: 4.86 m (15 ft 11 in)
  • Wing area: 32 m2 (340 sq ft)
  • Airfoil: Do A-5
  • Empty weight: 3,900 kg (8,598 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 6,575 kg (14,495 lb)
  • Fuel capacity: 1,885 kg (4,156 lb)
  • Power plant: 2 × Honeywell TPE331-10 turboprop, 579 kW (776 shp) each
  • Propellers: 5-bladed MT-Propeller, 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) diameter fully-feathering constant-speed propellers.

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  • Cruise speed: 413 km/h (257 mph, 223 kn)
  • Stall speed: 137 km/h (85 mph, 74 kn)
  • Range: 396 km (246 mi, 214 nmi) with 1,960 kg (4,321 lb) payload
  • Ferry range: 2,363 km (1,468 mi, 1,276 nmi) with 547 kg (1,206 lb) payload
  • Endurance: 10 hours
  • Service ceiling: 7,620 m (25,000 ft) 
  • Fuel consumption: 0.945 kg/km (3.35 lb/mi) at 413 km/h (257 mph; 223 kn) IAS
  • Take-off run: 792 m (2,600 ft) (MTOW, ISA, SL)
  • Landing run: 451 m (1,480 ft) (MLW, ISA, SL)

Embraer displays cutting-edge E195-E2 at wings India

This aircraft is powered by two Honeywell TPE 331 turboprop engines, each with a power output of up to 579 kilowatts. It features a five-bladed MT propeller with a diameter of 8.2 feet.


Let’s talk about cruise speed. It has a top speed of 413 kilometers per hour and a stall speed of 137 kilometers per hour. It has a range of up to 396 kilometers and a payload of 1,960 kg. It has a flying time of up to 10 hours. It has up to 25,000 feet of service celling. At 413 km/h, it burns 0.945 kg of gasoline per kilometer.

This aircraft would cost around 50 corers in Indian rupees which is US$ 7.6 million


He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)