Japanese operator, New Central Airservice (NCA), together with their longstanding partner, Sojitz Aerospace Corporation (SOASCO), have accepted delivery of their factory new 19-passenger commuter aircraft during a ceremony at the RUAG MRO International facilities in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, on March 29, 2019. A RUAG Dornier 228 crew ferried the aircraft to Japan, on the customer’s behalf, departing Oberpfaffenhofen, on April 15, and delivering it to the NCA and SOASCO facilities at Ryugasaki Airfield, on April 27. This marks the fourth new production series Dornier 228 to be delivered to NCA, since 2010.
This brand new Dornier 228 aircraft features two newly introduced Dornier 228 solutions: ADS-B Out compliant avionics have been included in the glass cockpit configuration; and, the recently approved, enhanced cabin seating system has also been fitted. The aircraft also displays the operator’s distinctive livery, applied by the specialists at the aircraft painting shop located within the RUAG MRO International premises.
NCA operates their Dornier 228 fleet in both passenger and cargo configurations, flying in demanding conditions. The Dornier 228 enables NCA to maintain its operations between the Japanese mainland and the remote Izu Islands, a flight plan they are entrusted with by their municipal government.Email Post to a Friend