Following customers in Japan, Norway and Germany, the Bangladesh Navy has purchased two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’ coastline.
27th Jul 2011
RUAG: Bangladesh Navy purchases two modern Do 228NG’s
Following customers in Japan, Norway and Germany, the Bangladesh Navy has
purchased two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. The aircraft will
be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’ coastline.
The two Do 228NG’s are the first fixed wing aircraft to be purchased by the Bangladesh Navy
for patrolling its coast line. For this purpose, both aircraft are being equipped with special
equipment for maritime air patrol operations. This includes radio and navigation aid and other
selected systems as well as rescue equipment.
The company says that with the Do 228NG, RUAG Aviation has asserted itself against the competition. "The cost-
effectiveness and, despite its sophisticated technology, ease of use sealed the decision in
favour of the Do 228NG," enthuses Alexander Müller, Vice President Military Aviation Germany.
In addition to the two aircraft, the contract includes comprehensive pilot and aircraft
maintenance training for the Navy ground crew on location. Delivery of both aircraft is scheduled
for early summer 2013.
The Do 228NG is a versatile turboprop aircraft. Alongside transporting up to 19 passengers, it
can also be configured as a special mission version for various purposes including maritime air
patrol. Thanks to the latest sensor technology, the aircraft is ideally suited to detecting oil slicks,
controlling borders and fishing, and carrying out environmental research. The Do 228NG is a
completely modernized and improved version of the Dornier 228-212, RUAG Aviation carries
out final assembly, integration of customer-specific equipment and delivers the aircraft from its
Oberpfaffenhofen facilities near Munich.