Multirole

Ensuring mission success. The Dornier 228 Multirole....

The perfect solution for maritime patrol and light transport operations.

The Dornier 228 is the platform of choice for special mission operations taking place between low level and 10,000 ft. Military and government law enforcement organisations operate the Dornier 228 worldwide for maritime patrol (pollution control, search and rescue, border control, fishery patrol), research flights, surveillance and reconnaissance, and light transport operations (cargo, paratrooper, passenger, medevac).

The Dornier 228 success is proven by over four million hours flown to date. Based on continuous improvements and innovations the Dornier 228 offers a high level of safety, even in its standard version, and is one of the most reliable aircraft in the world with its perfect mix of a mature design and innovative technologies.

Due to its advanced aerodynamics, the Dornier 228 is able to match or exceed the STOL performance of competitors on the same payload, while cruising up to 50 kts faster.

Mission Challenges

The Dornier 228 is the platform of choice for special mission operations taking place between low level and 10,000 ft. Military and government law enforcement organisations operate the Dornier 228 worldwide for maritime patrol (pollution control, search and rescue, border control, fishery patrol), research flights, surveillance and reconnaissance, and light transport operations (cargo, paratrooper, passenger, medevac).

Maritime Patrol

A challenging environment

  • Discharge and spill of oil from ships, especially tanker
  • Increased demand in Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • High economical damages through piracy (4.9 to 8.3 billion US$ in 2010)
  • Continuously increasing illegal immigration due to political and social instability
  • Enforcement of international Individual Fishing Quotas (IFQs)

Light Transport

A challenging environment

  • Increase demand in MedEvac operations
  • A wide range of runway surfaces (remote airstrips)
  • Famine – Providing food to people in hard-to-access regions
  • An increasing number of global catastrophes
  • Disease control
  • Water scarcity

Sensors & Mission Systems

The sensors and mission systems can be individually installed according to your requirements. Typical installations for a multirole configuration are

  • Side Looking Airborne Radar (SLAR)
  • Search/Surveillance Radar
  • SAR Direction Finder (SAR/DF)
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR)
  • EI/IR + SAR = Optimal Sensor package
  • Visible (VIS) Line Scanner
  • Ultraviolet/Infrared (UV/IR) Scanner
  • Microwave Radiometer (MWR)
  • Mission Management System
  • Operators Console – Forward Looking Design

Multirole Platform

The Dornier 228 is the most advanced aircraft in its class, offering unsurpassed effectiveness and efficiency with superb versatility. This is why authorities all over the world count on it when it comes to demanding special missions of various kinds.

Key features are the long range, high utilization rates and high payload – and all this at impressively low operational costs. With the aircraft state-of-the-art technology, pilots are able to maintain superior situation awareness in the most demanding missions. No other plane in this category combine safety and efficiency to the level offered by the Dornier 228.

Best platform in its class

Operational advantages

  • Speed performance: high speed cruise and range of operating speeds
  • Endurance: up to 10 hours loitering
  • Range: well in excess of 1000 Nm with a significant payload
  • Productivity and flexibility: largest payload/range envelope

Economic advantages

  • Lowest fuel consumption per Nm
  • Lowest operating cost per Nm

Mission advantages

  • Equipment installation flexibility – large square cabin cross-section
  • UNIVERSAL® military grade avionics

Payload advantages

  • PAX space/seating comfort in individual seats
  • Cargo transportation volume and loading
  • Cargo/PAX versatility
  • Quick swap cargo door

Cabin Layout

Rectangular cross-section – optimal layout for best possible use of cabin space

Designed with the user and mission in mind, the cabin’s optimal rectangular cross-section makes the installation of equipment – even large operator consoles – a simple task. It also provides the crew with a high level of manoeuvrability and comfort inside the cabin and ensures a safe path for crew evacuation in the event of an emergency.

Cabin area designed for three-shift operation

Thanks to its cabin design, the Dornier 228 is well-suited for long missions requiring crew shifts. Its long cabin can easily accommodate multiple work stations and observer seats, with room for a rest area and space to meet the crew’s physiological needs.

Superb versatility

The cabin can be equipped with various combinations of forward and side facing seats; double stretcher as well as intensive care stations. The ambulance transport layout may be easily combined with trooper and paratrooper transport layout.

Impressive cargo capacity

Seats can be quickly removed to convert the cabin for cargo transportation; to ease loading the normal passenger door can be opened sideway, which together with the adjacent door, creates a massive opening for bulky or heavy cargo.

Join the Dutch Coastguard Mission for Maritime Patrol

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Patrol land and sea with the Royal Thai Navy

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