RUAG delivers first Dornier 228 to Venezuela
A Dornier 228-212 arrived at Venezuela’s Maracay Airport at the end of January 2014 – the first of ten Dornier 228 in passenger configuration ordered by the Venezuelan government.
Placed at the end of 2013, the order comprises eight factory new Dornier 228 New Generation and two pre-owned Dornier 228-212, as well as spare parts, ground equipment and training. The second Dornier 228-212 is due to be delivered shortly, while the eight Dornier 228 New Generation aircraft are scheduled for delivery beginning in 2014.
The purchase of the Dornier 228 represents the fulfilment of an election promise made by Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro: the Dornier 228 fleet improves travel between remote areas and regional hubs. This provides residents in formerly hard-to-reach areas with greater access to medical care and government support, as well as all manner of modern resources.
The ten Dornier 228 are civil registered, and operated by the Venezuelan Air Force on behalf of the Government.