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