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Bangladesh Navy orders two 'Do 228NG' turboprop aircraft


Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft. Photo: RUAG Aviation

MUNICH (BNS): Bangladesh Navy has ordered two modern Do 228NG (New Generation) turboprop aircraft from RUAG Aviation.

The first fixed wing aircraft bought by the Bangladesh Navy will be used for maritime air patrol and rescue mission along the countries’ coastline.

According to the company, 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 Navy will also get assistance for comprehensive pilot, aircraft maintenance training for the Navy ground crew on location.

The Do 228NG is a versatile turboprop aircraft which is a completely modernised and improved version of the Dornier 228-212.

RUAG has scheduled the delivery of the both aircraft by early summer 2013.

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