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FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228

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D228
Aircraft
Name 228
Manufacturer FAIRCHILD DORNIER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position High wing
Tail Regular tail, high set
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L2T
Engine Turboprop
Engine count Multi
Position (Front) Wing leading mounted
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3


Manufacturered as:

DORNIER 228
FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228
HINDUSTAN 228
RUAG Dornier 228


FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228

FAIRCHILD DORNIER 228

Description

Commuter airliner and STOL utility transport. In service since 1982. Regional airliner development based on D-128 fuselage with new supercritical wings and TPE 331 turboprops. Built in two fuselage versions: 228-100 and 228-200. 228-101 and 228-201 are improved developments. 228-202 licence production by HAL, India. Currently only FAIRCHILD DORNIER production 228-212 for extended range. 228-100: Length 15,03 m MTOW 5,700kg12,566.349 lbs
5.7 tonnes
.

Technical Data

Wing span 16.97 m55.676 ft
Length 16.56 m54.331 ft
Height 4.86 m15.945 ft
Powerplant 100: 2 x 715 SHP Garrett TPE 331-5 turboprops with 4 blade propellers.

212: 2 x 776 SHP Garrett TPE 331-5-252D turboprops with 4 blade propellers.

Engine model Garrett AiResearch TPE-331

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
Descent
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
Approach
V2 (IAS) 95 kts IAS 110 kts IAS 140 kts IAS 140 kts MACH TAS 210 kts MACH IAS 180 kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) 85 kts
Distance 700 m ROC 1500 ft/min ROC 1000 ft/min ROC 700 ft/min ROC ft/min MACH ROD 1000 ft/min ROD 800 ft/min MCS 105 kts Distance 450 m
MTOW 64006,400 kg
6.4 tonnes
kg
Ceiling FL280 ROD ft/min APC A
WTC L Range 10001,000 nm
1,852,000 m
1,852 km
6,076,115.49 ft
NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving D228

  • D228, vicinity Bodø Norway, 2003 (On 4 December 2003, the crew of a Dornier 228 approaching Bodø lost control of their aircraft after a lightning strike which temporarily blinded both pilots and damaged the aircraft such that the elevator was uncontrollable. After regaining partial pitch control using pitch trim, a second attempt at a landing resulted in a semi-controlled crash which seriously injured both pilots and damaged the aircraft beyond repair. The Investigation concluded that the energy in the lightning had probably exceeded certification resilience requirements and that up to 30% of the bonding wiring in the tail may have been defective before lightning struck.)
  • D228, vicinity Kathmandu Nepal, 2012 (On 28 September 2012, control of a Sita Air Dornier 228 being flown by an experienced pilot was lost at approximately 100 feet aal after take off from Kathmandu in benign daylight weather conditions and the aircraft stalled without obvious attempt at recovery before impacting the ground where a fire broke out. All occupants were killed and the aircraft was destroyed. The comprehensive investigation found that insufficient engine thrust was being delivered to sustain flight but, having eliminated engine bird ingestion and aircraft loading issues, was unable to establish any environmental, airworthiness or loading issue which might have caused this.)