New Dornier for Aurigny

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RUAG Avi­a­tion has de­liv­ered a new Dornier 228 twin tur­bo­prop to Aurigny Air Ser­vices Ltd, the sec­ond new-build in the Chan­nel Is­lands’ car­rier’s fleet of four Dornier 228s. The air­craft also has two new fea­tures in the cur­rent pro­duc­tion con­fig­u­ra­tion: glass cock­pit avion­ics in­clud­ing a re­cently cer­ti­fied dig­i­tal au­topi­lot, and en­hanced pas­sen­ger com­fort with new cabin seat­ing.

Aurigny op­er­ates pas­sen­ger, mede­vac and cargo trans­port on the routes be­tween Guernsey, Alder­ney and Southamp­ton. Ac­cept­ing the air­craft at RUAG’S Oberp­faf­fen­hofen head­quar­ters in Ger­many, the air­line’s Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Mark Darby said: “We rely on the air­craft’s in­her­ent best-in­class per­for­mance char­ac­ter­is­tics for re­li­a­bil­ity, over­all cost-ef­fi­ciency, fast cruis­ing speeds, STOL ca­pa­bil­ity and sta­bil­ity in the face of strong cross­winds for con­tin­u­ous op­er­a­tions.”

The new Dornier 228 will sup­port Aurigny’s pas­sen­ger, mede­vac and cargo trans­port op­er­a­tions

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