Construction and fuselage
The construction of the Do228 has been proven in service over four decades and is continuously optimized.
The well-proven Do228 design
The structure of the fuselage is a conventional alloy construction (non-pressurized fuselage).
The structure of the wing is new technology. While a conventional wing has a main and a secondary spar, ribs and stringers and sheet metal skin – riveted together – the Dornier 228 wing structure is a box formed from four integrally milled alloy panels. Leading edge is conventional alloy sheet metal with ribs and stringers, trailing edge and fowler flaps are made from para-aramid synthetic fiber (Kevlar).
Advantages of our design
Allow for large operator console(s) and still guarantee safe egress path
Floor structure offering several spots for sensors installation without a need for structural reinforcements
Flat bottom and side for easy sensors integration and low fuselage interference
Retractable gear allowing for unobstructed 360° radar scan
Aft cargo area configurable and accessible in flight (drop-hole possible)
30 second quick change pax/cargo door
Roller door, in-flight operation (optional)