The airline currently operates four Dornier 228 aircraft – three units of Dornier 228-212 and one Dornier 228 NG. NCA cites the Dornier 228’s versatility and its proven reliability as driving factors behind this new purchase. The second Dornier 228 NG will be delivered in a passenger configuration to support the airline in its on-going expansion.
“The fully integrated cockpit of the Dornier 228 NG has been well received by New Central Airservice, which operates in Tokyo’s dense airspace,” said Wolfgang Kofen, Regional Sales Director at RUAG Aviation. “The airline has expressed an interest in undertaking a complete fleet exchange towards the Dornier 228 NG in the forthcoming years.”
The Dornier 228 NG, as operated by NCA, is an ideal commuter aircraft for connecting the Tokyo Izu islands with the city. It combines state-of-the-art technology in terms of avionics, aerodynamics, economic efficiency, performance and operational layout.
Available in a variety of configurations, it is deployed for maritime and environmental protection, border control, fishery patrol, research flights and passenger transport activities. The high-wing turboprop aircraft provides an unobstructed view of the ground, and, in combination with advanced sensor equipment, fulfils missions both day and night, and under any weather conditions.
RUAG Aviation is a certified Part 21J EASA Design Organisation, Part 21G EASA Production Organisation and Part 145 EASA Maintenance Organisation.