December 18, 2013
RUAG to deliver 10 Dornier 228 aircraft to Venezuela
Configured for passenger transport, the Dornier 228 fleet will be deployed to connect remote villages with regional hubs across Venezuela, substantially improving accessibility throughout the country. The ten aircraft comprise 8 new units of the Dornier 228 New Generation and 2 pre-owned units of the Dornier 228-212. The Venezuelan government has become the first fleet customer of the Dornier 228 in Latin America since its relaunch in late 2010, purchasing ten units of the turboprop aircraft from the OEM, RUAG Aviation. Signed in Caracas, the contract encompasses the sale of aircraft as well as training, spare parts and ground support equipment.