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The Dornier Do 228 is a twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft, manufactured by Dornier GmbH. The Dornier 228 is a twin-engine general purpose aircraft, capable of transporting up to 19 passengers or various cargoes. The Do 228 is typically promoted for its versatility, low operational costs, and a high level of reliability - possessing a dispatch reliability of 99%.

The Do 228 made its first flight on March 28, 1981 and entered service with Norwegian airline Norving in July 1982. Over the years, Dornier offered the 228 in upgraded variants and fitted with optional equipment for performing various special missions. In 1998, Dornier introduced the Do 228 New Generation with improved technologies and performances, such as a new five blade propeller, glass cockpit and longer range.

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